2004 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml)
On the dry side, this wine is marked by concentrated botrytis spiced with dark, smooth honey. There is a tense edge of lemon zest and structure here.
Smoky linseed nose and grapefruit marmalade. Spicy and honeyed on the palate but with a nice flash of bright citrus freshness adding to the length. 17/20 points. Drink to 2018.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale, bright yellow. Deeply pitched aromas of apricot, marzipan and nuts. Not a huge wine but boasts lovely fruit concentration and inner-mouth aromatic perfume, with juicy acidity giving cut to the flavors of peach, apricot and marzipan. Offers noteworthy intensity and length for the vintage, not to mention personality. The first trie was on September 17, but the fruit wasn't ripe, reported Olivier Casteja, who ultimately picked into November.
Very clean, with lemon, mineral and honey aromas that follow through to a medium body. Shows vanilla, apple and melon flavors, with a medium finish. Lightly sweet. Best after 2009.