2015 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (Previously $45)

SKU #1343778 93-95 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark 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) Inner quote mark (4/2016)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This luscious wine from Olivier Casteja is full of ripe fruit, apricots and honey. It comes from vineyards on the highest plateau in Barsac. Cut with lively acidity, and showing a light touch, it has both elegance and richness, and will age well over many years. Drink this wine from 2023. *Cellar Selection* (RV) Inner quote mark (9/2018)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Richer in style than the typical Barsac, with notes of almond cream and orange curd along with honeysuckle, white peach and toasted pineapple flavors. The long, unctuous finish lets the almond hint linger longest. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2018)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Rich, weighty apricot nose. Sleek and silky. Orange, peach and tropical fruit, refreshed by fine acidity – harmonious and elegant as well as opulent. (SB) Inner quote mark (12/2019)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A prototypical Sauternes with tons of marzipan and candied-orange character. A great balance of that with full sweetness, well-judged oak and enough acidity to give a clean, long finish. Inner quote mark (2/2018)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2015 Doisy-Védrines is a little deeper in color and the bouquet sports a greater level of botrytis than its peers. For me, this does not quite have the precision and mineralité of Doisy-Daëne. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, quite precise and focused with a touch of spice toward the finish. This is a Sauternes where the quality is weighted more toward the mouth than the nose, but I can see some upswing with bottle age. (NM) Inner quote mark (7/2019)

K&L Notes

93 points Antonio Galloni for Vinous: The 2015 Doisy-Védrines is delicate, floral and beautifully lifted. Finely sketched and nuanced, the wine is pure class. White flowers, pineapple, apricot and candied citrus are all finely knit. From barrel, the 2015 was a bit more opulent, but today, from bottle, the impression is of a Sauternes that is light on its feet and quite sensual." (02/2018) Composed of 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle.

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By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/5/2023 | Send Email
Sweet wines are just not my thing. Usually. This release of Doisy Vedrines, on the other hand, managed to change my mind. It is simply just beautiful. A honeyed nose of pineapple and apricot. In the mouth, it's all pineapple upside down cake, including the cherries! Sweet but, not overly so and it even has a fine and lingering acidity on the finish. Delicious and affordable!

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