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Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Spectator, 94 Wine & Spirits, 93 International Wine Cellar
Region: Loire, France
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Style: Rich & Creamy
Item no. 107486
#60 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
Weighty, but lithe and balanced, with gorgeous, alluring notes of honeysuckle, macadamia nut, white asparagus, lemon curd, quinine and straw all carrying through seamlessly on the long, invigorating finish. This beautiful wine transcends the vintage. Drink now through 2012.
While this is clearly a wine that needs several years to show its best, its depth of flavor is multidimensional and immediately alluring, demonstrating a dark, almost meaty concentration and an elegantly silky texture. Its rich aromas of apple and spiced pear are intertwined with smoky notes of minerality, and the entire package resonates with nearly electric energy from beginning to end.
Greenish yellow. A kaleidoscopic nose combines lime zest, intense minerality, spicecake and white flowers. Wonderfully concentrated yet sharply focused, offering a suave blend of bracing citrus and mineral flavors and outstanding richness Strikingly deep and pure wine, finishing with strong mineral cut and superb lift and persistence. The young Benjamin Dagueneau is now in charge at this superb estate following the tragic death of his father Didier in the crash of an ultralight plane he was piloting in September of 2008.