2006 Dagueneau Pouilly-Fume Silex

This wine exhibits a beautiful, delicate, pale color with star-bright clarity. The nose is elegant and powerful showing immense stuffing and pedigree. The initial aromas are sharp and angular, driven by stoney minerality and a zesty quality. There is soil here. On the palate there is racy acidity and concentrated power, the wine is increadibly clean. Think liquid terroir. But for now, this wine is screaming for time, either in decanter or years in bottle, to allow for the unfolding and expansion of its prodigeous character.

Some time breathing relaxes the profile, a bit, and the wine unfolds, slightly. With air the minerality on the nose integrates into the whole with a beautiful flintiness and the zesty acidic nature softens into a bouquet of complimentary aromas of lemon curd, melon, and a subtle perfume of mint. The palate follows suit but is softened to a lesser degree than the nose. A creaminess is offered to compliment and balance the lemon zest/lime peel and notes of honeydew and appricot add complexity. There is depth and richness here. The finish is long and focused. This is a beautiful, balanced, harmonious wine that will only grow more so with time.

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