The 2014 Doisy-Vedrines has a tightly knit, backward bouquet that demands much more encouragement than its peers. The palate is well balanced with a viscous texture, extremely well judged acidity, poised with a beautiful quince and marmalade-tinged finish that lingers in the mouth. Superb. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. 2020 - 2050
|Score: 95||Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2018|
The Château Doisy-Védrines 2014 is a blend of 85% Sémillon and 15% Sauvignon Blanc, a modest 134 grams per liter residual sugar and a pH of 3.55 (a figure that might be a little lower than recent vintages.) It has a fragrant bouquet that is actually quite similar to Doisy-Daëne this year, a reticent at first but opens up with honey, orange zest and mineral aromas. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with a fine line of acidity, much more race than recent vintage with citrus lemon, honey and orange peel on the long, persistent finish. Yes, there is a little more unctuousness on the finish compared to Doisy-Daëne but at the end of the day, they are both superb expressions of Barsac. Drink: 2018 - 2035
|Score: 94/96||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (218), April 2015|
The full candied citrus, pineapple and mangoes and the generous sweetness make this quite a lush wine, and there’s just enough acidity to bind it all together into a neat package. Not as exciting as from barrel but outstanding. Drink now.
|Score: 90||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2017|
A solid wine with dried fruits, spices, dried mushrooms and medium sweetness. Full-bodied, sweet and intense.
|Score: 95/96||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2015|
The 2014 Doisy-Védrines is delicate, nuanced and silky on the palate, with lovely texture and plushness, but no excess weight. White orchard fruit, jasmine and bright acid notes give the wine its distinctive freshness. As is often the case, Doisy-Védrines is one of the classiest and most understated Sauternes of the vintage.
|Score: 94||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2017|
Subtle nose and extremely rich on the palate. Very beguiling. With a tingly finish.
|Score: 18||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2015|
Glazed pear, fig and apple notes form the initial display here, followed by hints of dried orange peel, maple and almond. The long finish is coated with a heather honey accent, yet this still shows cut and drive overall. A slightly more powerful style of Barsac, and should age beautifully. Best from 2020 through 2040. 3,167 cases made.
|Score: 95||James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com, February 2017|
Sweet fruited rich the nose has peach apricot richness. Figs and candied peel the mid palate has depth of flavour the sweet fruit balanced by tangerine at the back. 2026-37
|Score: 90/93||Derek Smedley MW, April 2015|
Showing the lightenss and elegance that so often distinguishes the sweet wines from Barsac, this has aromas of white flowers and stone fruit, pithy acidity and medium weight. Attractive and well balanced with a refreshing, lightly oaked finish.
|Score: 93||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2015|
|Score: 91||Decanter Magazine, April 2015|