Pouilly Fumé, Central Vineyards

Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Silex Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Stat bright pale straw. Lighter but inviting nose of Asian pear, toasted vanilla spice, and rocks. Palate is medium full yielding chalky pear, flinty citrus rind, and a hint of chalky vanilla. Medium long finish, especially as the wine warms up. The flagship wine of Domaine Dagueneau lives up to all the hype. “A red in white clothing,” as my drinking partner puts it. Allegedly, Didier preferred this wine with a rare steak. I totally get that, having had this with a lightly marbled New York strip (and shrimp). It’s Cabernet Sauvignon’s mother after all. So much complexity and general “stuff” in this wine! If you’re one of those who won’t spend a lot on white wines, you’re missing out. This is up there with Savienneres and White Burgundy among white wine royalty. Fork over the cash. You won’t regret it. Drink now through 2026. — 2 days ago

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Great bottle. Made by his son after his sudden death approximately 10 - 12 years ago…
Keith Crump

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Love this wine

Francis Blanchet

Vieilles Vignes Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Mineral and acid driven with just enough green apple. Quite refreshing qpr — 14 days ago

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Marc Deschamps

Les Champs de Cri Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Notes of honey, slight yeasty funk. Lemon, floral notes, melon. Decent acid, well-rounded and balanced. — 11 days ago

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Joseph Mellot

Le Troncsec Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2010

[Tasted on September 10, 2021 at Home]

Lemon curd, flint, chalk, smoke and a vegetal note. Tasted wine after its peak.
— 7 days ago

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Michel Redde et Fils

La Moynerie Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Deep golden hue. Apple & pear with a hint of mango maybe?Well its got a very nice white grape taste too. Soft on the palette. All in all a very nice, nice light to medium-bodied wine that can be drunk fine on its own — 22 days ago

Domaine Masson-Blondelet

Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Fresh lime, gooseberry, saline aromas. Refreshing, savoury with good length. Great with fish and chips. — a month ago

Didier Dagueneau

Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Pale straw gold with silver highlights. Somewhat shy nose of underripe Fuji apple and Asian pear. Firm acidity leads the smoky/flinty light-bodied palate of underripe pome fruit and citrus rind. Remarkably long (8-9 secs) palate cleansing finish. Merciful saints! This is the entry level wine from the Dagueneau portfolio and it makes you want to go higher! Food is, of course, its friend, but if you’re into “sipping culture” this will work for you as well. Seafood (cooked or sushi) is a particularly fine pair, naturally. Drink now through 2027. — 23 days ago

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Domaine Tinel-Blondelet

Arelles Pouilly Fumé Sauvignon

Zesty Loire Valley Sauvignon blanc. Herbaceous nose, green apple, lime, fresh cut grass, kiwi. Smooth and soft texture juxtaposed by crisp acidity. — 14 days ago

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Michel Redde et Fils

Cuvée Majorum Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Deep gold, layered, complex — 21 days ago

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