Doisy Daëne 2011

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

The aromatics on the Doisy-Daene comes racing out of the blocks like a March hare, soaring from the glass with honey, quince and lychee aromas with a sorbet like freshness and vivacity. The palate is supremely well balanced with a heightened level of tension and purity, offering delectable but subtle notes of white peach and apricot towards the beautifully composed, mineral-rich finish. Curiously, it reminds me of a top-flight Mosel Auslese, but what a fabulous Barsac from Denis Dubourdieu!

Score: 95/97Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (200), April 2012

A dense wine with honey, spice and butterscotch undertones. Full and very sweet. Turns spicy on the finish. Lots of botrytis character.

Score: 92/93James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2012

This Barsac has been a very consistent performer in recent years. Lovely honeysuckle and grapefruit notes here. Fine balance and impressive weight.

Score: 16Farr Vintners, March 2012

The nose is quite rich with some candied peel and whilst the palate has sweet fruit at the start the mid palate is fresher. There are layers of flavour good complexity with some ripe peach giving sweetness on the finish.

Score: 88/93Derek Smedley MW, April 2012

A wine that has "more of everything, but is still in balance" according to Fabrice Dubourdieu, this is a super concentrated sweet wine with a massive 175g/l of sugar, a touch of smoky reduction and exotic characters of pineapple, barley sugar and citrus fruit. Delicious now, but will age for a decade or more. 10+ years

Score: 95Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012

True to house style, there is lifted flavours of intense marmalade and dried mango with refreshing acidity. Fantastic concentration, finely textured sweetness and excellent length.

Score: 18.5Jeannie Cho Lee, Decanter.com, April 2012

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