2002 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml)

SKU #1013451

90 points Wine Spectator: "Spicy and rich, with lots of apple pie and cream character. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with lots of caramel and almond character. Long finish. Outstanding intensity. Better than the 2003. Best after 2009." (07/06) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale, green-tinged color. Pure, floral, very fresh aromas of lime, apricot, honeysuckle, clove and coconut. Sweet and succulent, with terrific minerally grip giving firmness to the apricot, honey and spiceflavors. Clean, complex wine. This is 13.8% alcohol, with 128 grams of residual sweetness and 4.3 grams acidity. Should make a perfect aperitif." (Jul/Aug 05) K&L's notes - Aromas of lemon and honey and a touch of oak. Appley with pear nuances on the palate. Very long on finish. Reminds me of their wonderful 1988. Should turn out to be just as great a value. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux Buyer)

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