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Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Special Wine & a Tribute Tasting Note

Didier Dagueneau Pur Sang ‘05
A deep straw color foreshadows a ripe, hauntingly subtle bouquet that’s charged w/ bailed hay, lime blossom, hot stones, wilted flowers, hummus and macadamia nut notes. The palate hurdles citrus fruits in and out of a body that is ablaze with mineral definition; cutting an electric edge w/ its sharp blade of rippling acidity. While this is certainly a ripe customer, there is a sense of tenacity to the depth that unfolds to a serious, flat-out classic finish that brings back memories to the top Grand Cru Chablis that I’ve been fortunate enough to taste. A superlative wine from a genuine artist who has taught me what Sauvignon Blanc & Pouilly Fume can be at their greatest…simply great, 96+ points.

God bless Didier.

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