2018 Doisy-Daene, Sauternes

SKU #1407942 96 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Silky texture, noteable gunsmoke and cigar box that deepens the complexity and sense of interest, set alongside the citrus fruits, lime blossom and soft spices. Has interest and sets itself apart. 30% new oak. Drinking Window 2021 - 2044. Inner quote mark (11/2020)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Doisy-Daëne is effusive and intensely aromatic right from the start. Sweet floral notes, baked apple tart, pineapple and mint abound. Bright and beautifully lifted, with terrific presence and plenty of richness, Doisy-Daëne is simply fabulous in 2018. Time in the glass brings out its textured, resonant personality nicely. All I can say is it takes an extraordinary amount of discipline to leave the 2018 behind in the setting of a professional tasting, as it is the sort of wine I would much rather drink over the course of many hours. By Antonio Galloni on March 2021 Inner quote mark (3/2021)

93-94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Serious density and spiciness with a full body, lovely sweetness and a flavorful, spicy finish. Lovely botrytis. Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Pale lemon-gold colored, the 2018 Doisy Daëne bursts from the glass with vibrant mango, green guava and pink grapefruit notes plus hints of honeycomb, peach blossoms and almond croissant. The palate has bags of freshness and energy with a lovely silken texture and long finish. (LPB) 92-94+ Inner quote mark (4/2019)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Stars of all styles of white wine in Bordeaux, the Dubourdieu family has produced a delicate, perfumed white. Apricot compote is layered with honey and acidity, giving the wine a fine lift. Textured and still young, the wine will be ready from 2025. (RV) Inner quote mark (5/2021)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Nice viscosity, with pineapple, peach and mango notes layered together and infused with a warm brioche accent through the lush finish. Good energy for the vintage too. Drink now through 2032. Inner quote mark (3/2021)

K&L Notes

95pts Neal Martin writing for Vinous: "The 2018 Doisy-Daëne has a well-defined bouquet, a little reticent at first but opening to offer scents of wild honey, white flowers and orange blossom. The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe, viscous opening, very pure and full of tension, more so than other 2018 Sauternes/Barsacs. Very persistent on the finish. This is an excellent Doisy-Daëne.: (03/2021)


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