Didier Dagueneau, Pouilly-Fume, Silex 2006
96 points CellarTracker Member
The mouth offers a magnificent touch, almost velvety like a Meursault can be, then we have all the freshness that comes in the background, a real sea breeze. The wine is saline and layered. The balance is masterful, it is dense and fresh at the same time, a natural presence emerges from the wine, very difficult to describe. Then we have a finely herbaceous side to open on a magnificent finish where the apricot dominates over a long length. Great Silex.
93 points Wine Spectator
An intense, nervy style, with lemon zest, pink grapefruit, sweetened butter and mineral notes that stay focused through the lengthy, mouthwatering finish. Has impressive grip and buried minerality for the vintage. (Web-2009) Winemaker NotesThis is Dagueneau's Grand Cru,if you will. Because of the lower clay content in the soil, this wine tends to be more austere in its youth than the Pur Sang , which explains why it often receives lower scores wine journals that rate how a wine is currently drinking. Do not be fooled! Those familiar with older vintages of Silex will attest to the fact that if given the time in bottle, it will always rise above the rest.