Domaine Didier Dagueneau, Pur Sang, Pouilly-Fumé FR, 2016
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Musky, faintly fusil, smoky, and pungent citrus oil aromas introduce the Dagueneau 2016 Blanc Fume de Pouilly Pur Sang, all of which have their piquant tactile and flavor counterparts on a dense but bright palate. Maritime saline and alkaline notes stimulate the salivary glands; nut oils add deep richness to a juicy matrix of grapefruit and lemon; while chalk, stone, and smoky black tea serve to inform a dynamic interplay that lingers long and deliciously. This is one of those Dagueneau wines that display a hint of spice and sweetness borne of oak, but this is well-integrated into the superbly complex whole that is this outstanding performance.