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Didier Dagueneau Buisson Renard 2012


Synopsis, Our Opinion: DISTINCTIVE, SUMPTUOUS and EXTRAVAGANT Sauvignon Blanc.

Producer/Winery: Domaine Didier Dagueneau; Saint Andelain, France.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Pouilly-Fumé; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $90.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled sword fish, grilled squash and cucumber salad.

Tasting:

    Chilled before opening. Clear, light wheat straw color. Aromas of: dried hay, fresh cut mushrooms, smashed metamorphic rocks and an egg fried in butter. Smooth, aromatic, VERY approachable, medium body and a 200-grit texture. Rich and distinct dusty mineral, tart tropical fruit, melon and light lemon flavors, awash with crisp acidity and a long notable mineral finish. WOW, this was VERY SPECIAL Sauvignon Blanc. Every sip was precious, paired with the lightly grilled swordfish it could only be described as ‘PERFECT’ and after the dinner it was simply beyond comparison sipping without food. The fresh layers of nuanced flavors and mouth-feel truly separated this wine from “garden variety” Sauvignon Blanc. After the last sip we both said it was DISTINCTIVE, SUMPTUOUS and EXTRAVAGANT Sauvignon Blanc. This is expensive wine; however, it is also one of those few and far between wines that also has “about as good as it gets” quality, thus we gave it a Four Thumbs Up quality/price rating…trust us, it’s really MEMORABLE Savignon Blanc!!!

Domaine Didier Dagueneau vineyard
Photo from Vintage '59.

Comments:

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Vintage ’59 Imports; Washington, D.C.