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Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau Les Jardins de Babylone Jurançon Moelleux
“The nobly-concentrated Dagueneau Jurancons … are magnificent, with superb detail, magical levity, as well as irresistibility rather than over-the-top sweetness. ‘The idea is to have a balance with high acidity, not a confiture,’ remarks Benjamin Dagueneau. ‘Chateau d’Yquem is very good, but heavy. These wines aim at something a little more Germanic in style.’ I was already grinning before he said this!” David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate
“Madame Hégoburu [Domaine de Souch] told me that she thought her wine could hold its own against all comers in Jurançon, but that she had to make an exception in favour of Didier’s.” Paul Strang, South-West France: The Wines and Winemakers
The 2016 is equally stunning but far more youthful and therefore, more delicate and discrete than the 2o15. It’s a vibrantly racy wine with mixed citrus and fresh-cut apple notes and a juicy, vibrant close. Both vintages are Germanic in style, less so dessert wines but more for drinking throughout the meal (the way you might consume a German Spätlese), or with cheese. The balance is superb.
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