The 2015 Doisy-Védrines is a little deeper in color and the bouquet sports a greater level of botrytis than its peers. For me, this does not quite have the precision and mineralité of Doisy-Daëne. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, quite precise and focused with a touch of spice toward the finish. This is a Sauternes where the quality is weighted more toward the mouth than the nose, but I can see some upswing with bottle age. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
|Score: 93||Neal Martin, vinous.com, July 2019|
The 2015 Doisy-Vedrines has a lovely nose, a little fatter than its Barsac peers with dried honey, apricot, acacia and a touch of melted wax on the nose. I admire the delineation and intensity here. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, viscous in texture with honey, mango and quince toward the finish that feels more linear and perhaps more focused than some of the wines a decade ago. Great potential. Anticipated maturity: 2020 - 2050.
|Score: 93+||Neal Martin, -, March 2018|
The 2015 Doisy-Vedrines has quite an intense nose, perhaps less fat and honeyed than recent vintages, more finesse if not quite capturing the same level of details as the Doisy-Daëne this year. The palate is very promising with layers of honeyed fruit tinged with white chocolate and almond, a lovely swagger about this Doisy-Vedrines that reminds me of great vintages such as 1989. Always well priced, you won't harm your cellar with a case of Olivier Castèja's sumptuous Barsac. Drink: 2019-2040.
|Score: 93/95||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016|
This has phenolic tension and power with so much dried fruit character from pineapple to mango. Full, medium sweet and lively. Really excellent.
|Score: 95/96||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2016|
The 2015 Doisy-Védrines is delicate, floral and beautifully lifted. Finely sketched and nuanced, the wine is pure class. White flowers, pineapple, apricot and candied citrus are all finely knit. From barrel, the 2015 was a bit more opulent, but today, from bottle, the impression is of a Sauternes that is light on its feet and quite sensual. 2018 - 2045
|Score: 93||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2018|
Pale lemon. Less distinct than the Ch Doisy-Daëne. Correct and a bit spindly but grainy and textured. Good but not great.
|Score: 17||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, November 2017|
Deep gold. Broad pear-juice nose. Massive weight and some spice. Big and bold. Dramatic weight even if not the raciness of the other Doisy. Clear botrytis influence.
|Score: 17.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016|
A consistently excellent wine and invariably sold at modest prices en primeur. Usually our biggest selling Sauternes en primeur. Pineapple, peach and lemon curd on the nose, this is intense and expansive. The palate is pure joy. Sweet and ripe citrus and stone fruits, sweet vanilla and a little nutmeg, pineapple and passion fruit. All wrapped up with lively acidity to cut through the full, waxy texture. The finish is long, ripe, and sumptuous. Absolutely delicious Sauternes.
|Score: 17+||Farr Vintners, March 2016|
Ripe apricot, yellow peach the nose has the richness of sweet fruit the palate is fleshy sumptuous with honeyed richness in the middle slices of candied orange peel. There is enough tangerine to balance slightly lighter at the back the finish though lush, rich and ripe. 2022-2035
|Score: 93/95||Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2016|
The largest of the Doisy properties has made one of the most powerful sweet wines of the
vintage, verging on extravagance. Plush, oaky and concentrated, with ginger spice, plenty of
honeyed sweetness and a foundation of rich nectarine and pineapple fruit. Drink: 2018-28
|Score: 93||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2016|
Mango! My goodness this wine is tropical and exciting. I have never seen such a pure example of a mango-stuffed
sweetie in my life.
|Score: 17.5+||Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2016|