2007 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted single blind against its peers. The Doisy-Vedrines 2007 has a typically ostentatious bouquet with ebullient tropical fruit, quince and orange essence with fine definition. The palate is medium-bodied with a very rounded texture, lovely pure honeyed fruit with orange rind and tang of marmalade. It is very generous towards the finish, which lacquers the palate in its decadent richness. Not quite in the same league as previous encounters but then, this Barsac always needs time to blossom. Tasted January 2011.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, pale gold. Reticent but pure botrytis-driven aromas of pineapple, fresh apricot, orange, turbinado sugar and vanilla. Rich, suave and very concentrated, with terrific precision and class to the concentrated flavors of stone and citrus fruits, spices and cherry-almond. For all its sweetness and thickness this remains magically light on its feet. Finishes very long and gripping, with a lingering spice character. With 24 hours in the recorked bottle, this wine became juicier rather than thicker and displayed strong lime and coconut qualities. A superb vintage for this property.
Intensely rich in character, touched lightly by new wood, the acidity crispening the ripe orange and sweet peach skin texture. This is a gorgeous, opulent wine