2010 Pouilly Fumé Buisson Renard, Didier Dagueneau

2010 Pouilly Fumé Buisson Renard, Didier Dagueneau

Product: 20108016483
2010 Pouilly Fumé Buisson Renard, Didier Dagueneau

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Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau’s 2010 Blanc Fume de Pouilly Buisson Renard displays prominently piquant nuttiness along with pronounced bite of citrus rind and pineapple core, all of which guarantee a stimulating experience from what he calls “the style of wine I adore” for its density, richness and amplitude. That said, I personally much prefer as well as find more remarkable the clarity and vivacity of the estate’s “regular” 2010 Pouilly. There is certainly impressive grip to the peat- and stone-tinged finish of this Buisson Renard and I don’t doubt it will remain a formidable libation for at least the next half dozen years.

Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau has quickly come into his own, and his name on the label is not only entirely appropriate but clearly can serve as a continued guarantor that if you pay the high prices asked by this estate ever since Didier Dagueneau founded it, you will be rewarded with something impressive. Yet I don’t sense that success is going to young Dagueneau’s head, but rather that he wants both to be faithful to his father’s stylistic and viticultural legacy while recognizing part of that legacy to be perpetual innovation.

Dagueneau compares 2010 with “that grand classic 2002,” and emphasizes the quality of acidity that goes hand in hand with its abundance. 
(David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate #201 - Jun 2012)

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Wine Advocate90-91/100
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Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau’s 2010 Blanc Fume de Pouilly Buisson Renard displays prominently piquant nuttiness along with pronounced bite of citrus rind and pineapple core, all of which guarantee a stimulating experience from what he calls “the style of wine I adore” for its density, richness and amplitude. That said, I personally much prefer as well as find more remarkable the clarity and vivacity of the estate’s “regular” 2010 Pouilly. There is certainly impressive grip to the peat- and stone-tinged finish of this Buisson Renard and I don’t doubt it will remain a formidable libation for at least the next half dozen years.

Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau has quickly come into his own, and his name on the label is not only entirely appropriate but clearly can serve as a continued guarantor that if you pay the high prices asked by this estate ever since Didier Dagueneau founded it, you will be rewarded with something impressive. Yet I don’t sense that success is going to young Dagueneau’s head, but rather that he wants both to be faithful to his father’s stylistic and viticultural legacy while recognizing part of that legacy to be perpetual innovation.

Dagueneau compares 2010 with “that grand classic 2002,” and emphasizes the quality of acidity that goes hand in hand with its abundance. 
(David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate #201 - Jun 2012) Read more

About this WINE

Pouilly-Fume

Pouilly-Fume

Pouilly-Fumé is a famous white Sauvignon Blanc appellation located on the right bank of the Loire River.

Compared to Sancerre on the opposite bank, the Pouilly-Fumé appellation is approximately half the size at 1,200 hectares, and tightly-focused around the villages of St Andelain and Les Loges on a fairly homogeneous, south-west facing slope. The appellation's soils are divided between limestone-rich Kimmeridgean and Portlandian (less active calcium) clay, with the cherry on the cake being the red, flinty clay soils clustered around the St Andelain knoll.

Top vineyards in Pouilly-Fumé include Les Cocques, Les Bois and Les Cornets. The result is a floral, finely-poised yet powerful nose, with a noticeably limestone-like dry palate kept taut by a fine structure. Indeed such is the stony intensity of a good Pouilly-Fumé that an increasing number of producers are ageing their best crus in French oak, to good effect.

Recommmended producers: Didier Dagueneau, Alain Cailbourdin, André Dezat and the up-and-coming Nicolas Gaudry

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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

An important white grape in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley that has now found fame in New Zealand and now Chile. It thrives on the gravelly soils of Bordeaux and is blended with Sémillon to produce fresh, dry, crisp  Bordeaux Blancs, as well as more prestigious Cru Classé White Graves.

It is also blended with Sémillon, though in lower proportions, to produce the great sweet wines of Sauternes. It performs well in the Loire Valley and particularly on the well-drained chalky soils found in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, where it produces bone dry, highly aromatic, racy wines, with grassy and sometimes smoky, gunflint-like nuances.

In New Zealand, Cloudy Bay in the 1980s began producing stunning Sauvignon Blanc wines with extraordinarily intense nettly, gooseberry, and asparagus fruit, that set Marlborough firmly on the world wine map. Today many producers are rivalling Cloudy Bay in terms of quality and Sauvignon Blanc is now New Zealand`s trademark grape.

It is now grown very successfully in Chile producing wines that are almost halfway between the Loire and New Zealand in terms of fruit character. After several false starts, many South African producers are now producing very good quality, rounded fruit-driven Sauvignon Blancs.

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