2004 Domaine Didier Dagueneau "Les Jardins de Babylone" Jurancon (500ml)
2004 Domaine Didier Dagueneau "Les Jardins de Babylone" Jurancon (500ml)

2004 Domaine Didier Dagueneau "Les Jardins de Babylone" Jurancon (500ml)

Regular price $84.98 Sale

93 points Richard Jennings

Medium dark golden yellow color; fabulous deep, dark honey, caramel, marzipan and treacle nose; rich, but elegant and juicy, honeyed peach, apple with caramel; long finish (10/2008)

Dagueneau is one of France's great, iconic estates making singluar, age-worthy Sauvignon Blancs from the appellation of Pouilly-Fumé. Vines are farmed meticulously with an average of one full-time worker per hectare - unheard of except at top domaines like Bize-Leroy in Burgundy. The cellar is pristine, very cold, and home to many cutting edge experiments like the rare hermetically-sealed glass "wine globe". Today, the domaine is run by fifth generation Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau, whose curiosity and drive have further solidified the domain's place in the upper echelon of the wine world.