2015 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1253322 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Doisy-Daene has a detailed bouquet, very correct, nothing showy or flamboyant as is typical of Denis Dubourdieu's Barsac. The palate is extremely well balanced and very pure: citrus fruit infusing the honeyed botrytis, veins of white peach and quince, leading to a very precise and sustained finish that leaves you with a smile on your face...and the wine ain't even finished yet! Just a wonderful wine - full of class and nascent joie-de-vivre. Chapeau Denis! (NM)  (4/2016)

95-96 points James Suckling

 Wow. This is really impressive with a fabulous density and style. So much mushroom, almond and dried apple, apricot character. Fresh and bright. Joyous.  (4/2016)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Barrel Sample* This is opulent and rich, with wonderful gingery spice and layers of acidity and orange zest. The wine is full of pure, clean and ripe fruit flavors.  (4/2016)

93-96 points Wine Spectator

 *Barrel Tasting* Rippling with energy, this is pure and refined already, showing clearly defined chamomile, peach, pear and apricot notes that are bright and engaging. Still tight but very long, showing ample richness, with minerality in reserve.  (4/2016)

92-95 points Vinous

 Vivid and beautifully textured in the glass, the 2015 Doisy Daëne simply exudes class. Apricot, orange peel, spice, wild flowers and hints of sweet oak vanillin shape this generous, deeply expressive Sauternes. Even with all of its intensity and depth, the 2015 remains pliant, supple and light on its feet. The 2015 is a striking Doisy-Daëne endowed with pedigree to burn. (AG)  (4/2016)

93 points Decanter

 Very lemony and floral, with precise, delicate aromas and flavours of citrus and saffron. A gentle wine – almost dainty in fact – and very pure, with lipsmacking acidity. Denis Dubourdieu said he won’t likely keep this in barrique for longer than 12 months.  (4/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Bright greenish gold. Complex, immediately appealing nose. Racy yet with weight. A very superior wine. Real attack and structure. I wonder what L'Extravagant is like?! Really very rewarding and compelling. Lots of substance but not at all heavy. Such drive and energy here! (18.5/20 points)  (4/2016)

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By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2016 | Send Email
Bright and fresh with hints of lemon and orange, the Doisy Daene is clean and elegant in the mouth. It is high toned and lively on the finish. Great acidity!

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