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€.