Didier Dagueneau, Pouilly Fume, Pur Sang, 2007 (Sept. 27, 2010)

Only two wines this summer received the honor of a "solo" blog entry: the first was a Sancerre, and now this, from the other side of the Loire river. And I'm not even a big Sauvignon Blanc fan. Yet.

An excellent wine and an amazing match to a very marine dinner at Rokah. While the nose was initially very austere and tight, the palate - from the first sip to the very last - was incredibly fresh and vibrant, with crisp, juicy acidity giving the wine captivating purity. This is only the winery's "second wine" in Pouilly Fume and it still easily beat every example of the variety I've ever encountered. After an hour, the nose caught up with the palate, expanding upon the lime-based exposition with an ephemeral overlay of stony minerals. I am now patiently biding my time to open the Silex 2006. (Sept. 27, 2010)

Giaconda, 297 NIS. Priced like a Bourgogne Premier Cru and tastes as good as one, stylistic differences nowithstanding.