2005 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes
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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Doisy-Védrines has a rich and decadent bouquet, very honeyed and forward, perhaps missing the precision of the Doisy-Daëne. The palate is rich and powerful with notes of honey, tangerine and marmalade. The finish feels unctuous in the layered in the mouth – a typical Doisy-Védrines of this era... (NM)
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. 90+ (ST)
Very sweet and just a little simple with notable freshness and acidity. Very clean and bracing style. Pretty persistent. Racy. (17.5/20 points)
K&L's barrel tasting notes: Lush mouthfeel and great balance. Pineapple and peaches. Not overdone. Very good. *1/2 (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux Buyer)