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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Thursday, 4 November 2010

2009 Tradition, Pouilly-Fumé, Serge Dagueneau

Following on from the two 2008 Pouilly-Fumés drunk earlier this week, last night I tried the 2009 Tradition from Serge Dagueneau et Filles. This has the richness that I expect from the 2009 vintage and while it doesn't have the same concentration and complexity that their 2008 Clos des Chaudoux has, it does have well balanced grassy and citric fruit well balanced with mineral acidity. In any case you would expect the single vineyard Clos des Chaudoux to be a more interesting and complex wine than the Tradition, which is Dagueneau's 'entry level' Pouilly-Fumé.

Certainly it is a more interesting and complex wine than the 2008 de Ladoucette. Furthermore it is considerably cheaper: wine-searcher shows that it can be bought in France from 11.80€, while the de Ladoucette is now from 17.99€.


Luc Charlier said...

Dagueneau ... a name where/with which you need to single yourself out in St Andelain!
I had met Didier a few times, and loved his humour, before Newton called him back.
What is the degree of relationship of both families?

Jim's Loire said...

Cousins, Luc.

Luc Charlier said...

Thank you for bringing me up-to-date.
Do you think the codon for « good wine making » is transmitted in booze, in the air, by the postman or milkman (... the bottle stands forlorn, a symbol of the dawn ...) , or is it just pure chance ?
Both my parents were an only child; hence, I have no cousin: “dommage”, it might have helped!

Jim's Loire said...

Most likley the postie.