2013 Doisy-Daëne "L'Extravagant" Sauternes (375ml)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
There are just three barrels of the L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene, a blend of 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc that delivers 210gms/L residual sugar. It has a typically audacious bouquet of -thick- honeyed fruit that is richer and more decadent than anything you will find this year. The palate is unctuous on the entry with pure honeyed fruit interlaced with orange zest and peach. The acidity is well-judged, maintaining the equilibrium so crucial to this wine, while the finish has the weight of a German TBA. This is utterly irresistible, Denis Dubourdieu fashioning a decadent wine that is effortlessly counterbalanced by the razor-sharp acidity. (NM)
Very bold pineapple and heather flavors leap to the fore, with a glistening core of peach, apricot and mirabelle plum kicking in soon thereafter. Vivid, pure finish with lovely length and stunning cut. Gorgeous. Drink now through 2038. (JM)
Baked apple, spices, dried flowers, almonds and Chamomile are some of the many notes that blossom in the 2013 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant. Rich and textured on the palate, the 2013 boasts superb depth and pure texture. The Extravagant is quite a bit more viscous than the straight Doisy-Daëne and is likely to require a good many years of cellaring to be at its best. (AG)
Wonderful intensity and vibrancy with focused, layered, ripe tropical fruits. Fresh and lively with intense botrytis notes – one of the stars of 2013.