2001 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml)
Lots of lemon curd and vanilla character, with hints of spices. Full-bodied, sweet and very fresh, with a spicy, honey aftertaste. A beautifully balanced Sauternes. Spicy and chunky on the finish. Best after 2008.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow. Exotic, expressive aromas of apricot, honey, white raisin and caramel. Superripe and moderately thick but with sound acids giving it excellent balance. Flavors of toffee, caramel, honey, grilled nuts and spicy oak. The very long finish features a superripe suggestion of marzipan but also lovely limey lift. 91(+?) points
Pale orange. Marzipan nose and a bit tighter and tauter than the Doisy Daëne. Just a bit more monolithic. 17.5/20 points.