2014 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)
Offers a bold, spicy profile, with nectarine, ginger, hazelnut and pineapple notes. Shows lots of energy, brimming with spice and focused acidity through the finish. A great showing
A solid wine with dried fruits, spices, dried mushrooms and medium sweetness. Full-bodied, sweet and intense.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Château Doisy-Védrines 2014 is a blend of 85% Sémillon and 15% Sauvignon Blanc, a modest 134 grams per liter residual sugar and a pH of 3.55 (a figure that might be a little lower than recent vintages.) It has a fragrant bouquet that is actually quite similar to Doisy-Daëne this year, a reticent at first but opens up with honey, orange zest and mineral aromas. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with a fine line of acidity, much more race than recent vintage with citrus lemon, honey and orange peel on the long, persistent finish. Yes, there is a little more unctuousness on the finish compared to Doisy-Daëne but at the end of the day, they are both superb expressions of Barsac. (NM)
Barrel Sample. While the texture is rich, the flavors are muted at this stage. It does have an opulent character that will develop to give ripe yellow fruit tones. Rich in nature, a vein of acidity runs under all this concentration. It will need time to develop and will age slowly.
The 2014 Doisy-Védrines is all about class and polish. Lightly honeyed notes meld into almonds, wild flowers and orange peel. Fresh and invigorating, the mid-weight Doisy-Védrines is impeccable, pretty and very nicely balanced. (AG)
Subtle nose and extremely rich on the palate. Very beguiling. With a tingly finish. 18/20 points.