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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Which one?

Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau 2007 135
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Pur Sang" 2007 190
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Silex" 2001 260
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Silex" 2007 225

Shit son. Proxy for me?
post #2283 of 20669
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Which one?

Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau 2007 135
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Pur Sang" 2007 190
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Silex" 2001 260
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Silex" 2007 225

Is markup on those higher than the usual 300 - 400%?
post #2284 of 20669
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post #2285 of 20669
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Sure. For every bottle I buy you, you buy me a match.

Don't know. Not involved in the $ side of anything here. I guess I'll find out if I try to buy it.

LOL, for that price, I'll go order at Cyrus and enjoy the atmosphere.

I shall get Didier.
post #2286 of 20669
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I tried MacRostie Pinot about 1.5 years ago at a restaurant in Mendocino and quite enjoyed it. It was probably the 2005, or maybe 2006, I don't remember. I haven't been able to find it here in SF, but did find a bottle up in Tahoe last fall. Glad to hear a favorable review.

MacRostie's Chard is my favorite daily drinker, which I can get at the Whole Foods across the street.
post #2287 of 20669
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Which one? Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau 2007 135 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Pur Sang" 2007 190 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Silex" 2001 260 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Silex" 2007 225
<jawdrop>
post #2288 of 20669
I'm getting the feeling that Didier is more impressive than I originally thought.
post #2289 of 20669
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Which one?

Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau 2007 135
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Pur Sang" 2007 190
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Silex" 2001 260
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Silex" 2007 225

I had the pleasure of having a 2006 Silex two weeks ago. Amazing intensity on the nose and a perfect fruit-acid balance.

Luckily, there are still probably two cases waiting for consumption in the family cellar!

I wonder how long they will last. Usually, saugignon blancs are not made for ageing.
post #2290 of 20669
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I'm getting the feeling that Didier is more impressive than I originally thought.
Teh cult wine it is. I like never buy wine by the bottle at restaurants -- typically one won't match everyone's meal, and anyway, I think of what bottle I could buy with the markup, but I would splurge on a Didier, simply because I wouldn't get it any other way. ~ H
post #2291 of 20669
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Which one?

Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau 2007 135
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Pur Sang" 2007 190
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Silex" 2001 260
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau "Silex" 2007 225

any. I'm particular to Pur Sang, but I really need a Silex sometime


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Originally Posted by ama View Post
Is markup on those higher than the usual 300 - 400%?

other situations play a role


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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I'm getting the feeling that Didier is more impressive than I originally thought.

I'm sure you know I've had access to many great wines. Arguably the most stunning white I've ever had (and top-5 all time) was a Didier. It helps that I do prefer a Sauv Blanc to a Chard from Burgundy, but that wont take away from the fact that these wines are absolutely sensational.


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Luckily, there are still probably two cases waiting for consumption in the family cellar!

I wonder how long they will last. Usually, saugignon blancs are not made for ageing.

first point =

second is you would be surprised at these wines. I've heard of them easily going a decade or more, and I'd be very interested in seeing how they run. They have the acidity to last and it's all tempered with a little bit of oak. Still, a lack of storage and finances on my end prevents me from confirming
post #2292 of 20669
Never had one of these. Never even heard of it.
post #2293 of 20669
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Never had one of these. Never even heard of it.

Gome tuned me in to these. The maker was something of a rebel and recently died, meaning these bottles are in very limited supply. I would like to try one before they're all gone.

Gome pointed him out, when I repeated WS's write up on Merry Edward's SB. The writer stated it was the highest rating they had ever given an SB, but if memory serves, they had also given at least one of his wines a 96.
post #2294 of 20669
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any. I'm particular to Pur Sang, but I really need a Silex sometime




other situations play a role




I'm sure you know I've had access to many great wines. Arguably the most stunning white I've ever had (and top-5 all time) was a Didier. It helps that I do prefer a Sauv Blanc to a Chard from Burgundy, but that wont take away from the fact that these wines are absolutely sensational.




first point =

second is you would be surprised at these wines. I've heard of them easily going a decade or more, and I'd be very interested in seeing how they run. They have the acidity to last and it's all tempered with a little bit of oak. Still, a lack of storage and finances on my end prevents me from confirming

Don't forget I am located in Europa, where these wines were more readily available (not any more I guess), at +- 50 € a bottle. This is of course still expensive, but we wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

As to the storage, I assume that our cellar contains 2000+ bottles (mostly Burgundy bought directly in Burgundy - we visit twice a year), so this is not really an issue.

Never has a "Astéroide" though, and probably never will.
post #2295 of 20669
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Never had one of these. Never even heard of it.
I saw Didier on some PBS wine special when I was, like 12 or so. His passion was obvious, as was his nonchalance about the lack (I believe) of having an AOC blessing because he broke too many rules. I've wanted a Didier wine since that day. I, too, heard about his death and was aggrieved. ~ H
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