Doisy Védrines 2014

SubregionSauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White

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Tasting Notes

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: 95Neal Martin,, 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: 94/96Neal 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: 90James Suckling,, February 2017

A solid wine with dried fruits, spices, dried mushrooms and medium sweetness. Full-bodied, sweet and intense.

Score: 95/96James Suckling,, 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: 94Antonio Galloni,, February 2017

Subtle nose and extremely rich on the palate. Very beguiling. With a tingly finish.
Drink 2020-2038

Score: 18Jancis Robinson MW,, 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: 95James Molesworth,, 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: 90/93Derek 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: 93Tim Atkin MW,, April 2015

Score: 91Decanter Magazine, April 2015

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