2016 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1299166 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Barrel Sample* This almost dry wine is full of botrytized fruit tones. Well balanced, it is likely to turn into a rich, dense wine as it matures, with ample acidity that shines on the finish. (RV)  (4/2017)

90-93 points Vinous

 The 2016 Doisy-Védrines is precise, understated and gracious. Candied orange peel, crème brulee, wild flowers, passion fruit and tangerine are all delineated nicely. The 2016 is deep and resonant on the palate, yet it also retains quite a bit of brightness. Readers who prefer the more understated side of Sauternes will find much to admire. (AG)  (4/2017)

91-92 points James Suckling

 Tangy and fruity with a honey and lemon-rind character. Lots of orange peel, too. Medium to full body and a sweet finish.  (4/2017)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/1/2017 | Send Email
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Always a K&L favorite.Plenty of citrus on the nose and palate. Perfectly balanced. Some lingering pineapple flavors.
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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/29/2017 | Send Email
Tasted the first week in April this seemed cleaner and more precise than many of its peers with an acid freshness that lifts the finish. The tropical flavors are intense more than flamboyant and there is a linear quality that speaks of great potential.

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/25/2017 | Send Email
Always reliable, and consistently one of the best values in Barsac. While perhaps just a step or two behind the best of the recent vintages from here - 2011 and 2014 come to mind - this is very good. Honeyed and rich with brighter notes of candied citrus peel and lovely botrytis development. A notable effort.

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Varietal:

Semillon

- A rich, viscous, full-flavored but subtly-scented and botrytis-prone white grape, Sémillon reaches magical heights when infected with "noble rot" and combined with even small amounts of the aromatic and high-acid Sauvignon Blanc to make Sauternes, one of the world's most revered and longest-lived wines, and in the sweet wines of surrounding regions like Barsac. Sémillon's most famous incarnation is in the wines of Château d'Yquem, one of the world's most expensive wines, and one that has been known to evolve for centuries. It frequently dominates, but not by much, in the oak-aged whites of Bordeaux's Graves and Pessac-Léognan, creating honeyed and viscous wines that are unlike any others. Elsewhere in Bordeaux and around France it takes on a supporting role in the wines of Entre-Deux-Mers and the Médoc. While planted throughout France, Europe, California and Washington, Sémillon's role as underling usually keeps it out of the spotlight with a few winery-specific exceptions. However, the grape is allowed to shine in Australia's Hunter Valley, where it is used to make an elegant dry wine often called, perplexingly, Hunter Valley Riesling. It also makes some incredible dry, oaked wines from the Barossa and lovely stickies in the style of Sauternes.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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Sauternes

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