Tasted single blind against its peers. The Doisy-Vedrines 2007 has a typically ostentatious bouquet with ebullient tropical fruit, quince and orange essence with fine definition. The palate is medium-bodied with a very rounded texture, lovely pure honeyed fruit with orange rind and tang of marmalade. It is very generous towards the finish, which lacquers the palate in its decadent richness. Not quite in the same league as previous encounters but then, this Barsac always needs time to blossom.
|Score: 93+||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (199), February 2012|
This has a much more precocious nose than other 2007s: honey, apricot, peach, a touch of spice, mandarin and a soupcon of warm alcohol, in other words, quintessential Doisy-Vedrines. The palate is full-bodied, viscous on the entry and maintaining good balance, fine acidity cutting through the rich honey, quince and apricot fruit, with great definition and vitality towards the botrytis-rich finish. There is real pedigree here, and the 2007 surely represents their best wines since the triumvirate of 88, 89, and 90. This is a benchmark Doisy-Vedrines. Drink 2015-2045.
|Score: 95||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010|
This has a superb nose, comparable to Doisy-Daene, perhaps unusually with an even greater sense of minerality and delineation. White flowers, a touch of honey, peach and apricot. The palate is just superb, probably the best Doisy-Védrines I have tasted out of barrel with a greater sense of poise and definition than previous vintages. Lots of botrytized fruit, lemon zest, barleysugar, honey, a touch of marmalade towards the finish. Great length. Outstanding. Drink 2015-2045. Tasted April 2008
|Score: 94/96||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (176), May 2008|
Lots of lemon cream and blanched almonds follow through to a medium-to-full body, with plenty of spicy, dried apricot character on the finish. 89-92
|Score: 89/92||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2008|
Pale. Very simple nose but on the palate there is excellent acidity – rather a racy style of sweet wine. Aperitif? Lighter than most but the balance is fine within that idiom. Medium finish. A bit angular – certainly not luscious
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008|
It has charm and flowery fragrances but lacks concentration. Jasmine and orange blossom are both in evidence on the nose and this mix of flowers is there on the palate. Sweet fruit comes through on the mid palate but there is a lack of depth and concentration. 2012-2020.
|Score: 85/89||Derek Smedley MW, April 2008|
This property follows a wonderful wine last year with a wine of purity, intensity and freshness, plus lovely apricot notes. Has real breed, individuality and complexity. 4 stars.
|Score: 17||Decanter Magazine, Decanter.com|