Château Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2009
The 2009 Doisy-Vedrines exceeded my expectations under blind conditions. It is usually seen as a less refined Barsac predisposed to richness and viscosity, but the 2009 exudes far more tension and elegance than I anticipated. It has a perfumed, floral bouquet with scents of dried honey, melted wax, lemon curd and a touch of lemon thyme. It is beautifully defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with beautiful balance and precision. There is real grace and tension in this Sauternes: very focused and precise though with patently a lot of botrytis towards the mellifluous finish. This is a wonderful Doisy-Vedrines. Drink now-2035+Score: 95. —Neal Martin, February 2013.
Richly layered and detailed, but thoroughly mouthwatering, this lets lacy citrus, floral and white peach flavors meld into a core of quince, fig and persimmon fruit, while warm piecrust and honey roasted almond notes drive through the finish. Very long, with superb cut despite its power. Best from 2015 through 2032. 6,000 cases made.Score: 94. —James Molesworth, March 31, 2012.
Quite closed up, this wine has weight and intensity that will give concentration to the potentially ripe flavors of apricots, mandarin oranges and a twist of lemon zest. All of these flavors are integrated with the developing honeyed richness.Score: 93. —Roger Voss, February 01, 2013.
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