2001 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes
Lots of lemon curd and vanilla character, with hints of spices. Full-bodied, sweet and very fresh, with a spicy, honey aftertaste. A beautifully balanced Sauternes. Spicy and chunky on the finish. Best after 2008.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow. Exotic, expressive aromas of apricot, honey, white raisin and caramel. Superripe and moderately thick but with sound acids giving it excellent balance. Flavors of toffee, caramel, honey, grilled nuts and spicy oak. The very long finish features a superripe suggestion of marzipan but also lovely limey lift.
13.8% alcohol and 130 grams sugar per liter. Fresh yellow gold in color, honey, pineapple, coconut and citric tones coat the palate. Fat and thick on entry, but balanced and elegant on the finish, this wine shows tremendous finesse and freshness. Should age well. Value!