2015 Doisy-Daëne "L'Extravagant" Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1253320 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 L'Extravagant de Doisy Daene has a powerful, intense but very pure bouquet laden with acacia honey, peach and quince, yet very defined and not at all overwhelming - remarkable given the richness locked into this Sauternes. The palate is medium-bodied with sensual, rounded, honeyed fruit, plenty of botrytis as you would expect, but leavened with a keen line of acidity. The finish offers peach and nectarine mixed with wild honey and a dash of spice to complete a fabulous wine from Denis Dubourdieu. (NM)  (4/2016)

95-98 points Wine Spectator

 A scintillating wine, with apricot, pear and nectarine notes that are rich yet piercing. Heather and jasmine details gild the finish, which is very long and shows serious cut. (JM)  (4/2016)

94-97 points Vinous

 Doisy-Daëne 2015 L' Extravagant is fabulous. Deep, seamless and striking in the glass, the 2015 possesses superb richness and intensity, yet it also remains surprisingly light on its feet, one of the signatures of the best 2015 Sauternes. Coconut, tropical fruit, chamomile and sweet spices take shape, but, as always, it is the wine's texture and plush feel that make the deepest impression. Simply put, the 2015 is pure class. Denis Dubourdieu crafted two gorgeous Sauternes in 2015. L'Extravagant is one of the wines of the vintage. (AG)  (4/2016)

94 points Decanter

 A 100% Sauvignon Blanc! ‘It was the first time we ever dared to do it,’ said Denis Dubourdieu. Elegant if reticent nose of lemon jelly, melon and saffron. Extremely rich and concentrated on the palate with a viscous mouthfeel and pure, fresh citrus and sweet spice flavours. Three barriques only were made, with roughly 204g/l residual sugar and 9g/l total acidity. Excellent and racy but lacks the weight provided by Semillon.  (4/2016)

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