2005 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml)
Intense aromas of honey, dried pineapple and botrytis spice. Full-bodied, very sweet and very powerful, with loads of dried fruit and sweetness on the finish. Lots of clove and orange peel. Same quality as the 2001. Best after 2013.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, pale yellow-gold. Peach and vanillin oak dominate the nose. Quite sweet and fruit-driven in the mouth, with powerful flavors of yellow peach, citrus fruits, marzipan and brown spices. A bit alcoholic today but rich and strong on the back end, in need of time in bottle.
Very sweet and just a little simple with notable freshness and acidity. Very clean and bracing style. Pretty persistent. Racy.
Barrel tasting notes: Lush mouthfeel and great balance. Pineapple and peaches. Not overdone. Very good. *1/2 (Clyde Beffa Jr., K&L Bordeaux buyer)