2015 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1253323 95-96 points James Suckling

 This has phenolic tension and power with so much dried fruit character from pineapple to mango. Full, medium sweet and lively. Really excellent.  (4/2016)

93-96 points Wine Spectator

 A plumper, richer style than most Barsacs, with almond cream, ginger and hazelnut accents starting to develop alongside the orange, apricot and peach flavors. Offers a lovely feel. (JM)  (4/2016)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Doisy-Vedrines has quite an intense nose, perhaps less fat and honeyed than recent vintages, more finesse if not quite capturing the same level of details as the Doisy-Daëne this year. The palate is very promising with layers of honeyed fruit tinged with white chocolate and almond, a lovely swagger about this Doisy-Vedrines that reminds me of great vintages such as 1989. Always well priced, you won't harm your cellar with a case of Olivier Castèja's sumptuous Barsac. (NM)  (4/2016)

92-95 points Vinous

 The 2015 Doisy-Védrines might very well be one of the best values in all of Bordeaux. Aromatic intensity is mirrored on the palate, where the wine reveals remarkable depth and richness. A host of apricot jam, wild flowers, honey and hazelnut notes flesh out in the glass. Creamy, unctuous and incredibly inviting, the Doisy-Védrines hits all the right spots. This is a superb showing from the Castèja family. (AG)  (4/2016)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast

 Barrel Sample. This is a fragrant, fruity wine. It has dried apricot and bitter orange flavors along with plenty of acidity. The texture is tangy, hinting at minerality, while the aftertaste is what brings out the sweetness and final richness of the wine. (RV)  (4/2016)

92 points Decanter

 Reticent aromas of sweet spices, mango and crystallised ginger emerge slowly with aeration. Rich, dense and tactile, with honeyed tropical fruit, lively lemon and spicy tangerine flavours. Some noble rot, but passerillage (dried grapes) present. From 35-year-old vines, and made with a rare 5% Muscadelle.  (4/2016)

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By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2016 | Send Email
This is a perpetual overachiever, drinks like one of the more well-known producers which cost 2-3 times as much. Notes of dried pineapple, ginger and hints of tropical fruit cascade down the palate on this beauty.
Top Value! Drink from 2018 to 2038

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2016 | Send Email
Mango galore! And a rich, creamy, succulent palate of pure hedonistic splendor. Decadent stuff!

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