Château Doisy Daëne, 2ème Cru Classé, Barsac
Château Doisy Daëne

Château Doisy Daëne, 2ème Cru Classé, Barsac,



Château Doisy Daëne, 2ème Cru Classé, Barsac, 2022

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Château Doisy Daëne, 2ème Cru Classé, Barsac, 2022

A standout of the UGC tasting, Doisy Daene pokes its head above the parapet with a raft of complex, high toned aromas; jasmine tea, honey, fresh herbs and pineapple, to name just a few. Not so much a dense, warm sweetie, there is real elegance, refreshment and refinement this 2022 Barsac. Produced from 92% Semillon and 8% Sauvignon Blanc, botrytis arrived late but it was good when it came. Fermentation was carried out in barrique and aging takes place in 30% new oak for 10 months and then it is racked in to tank where it is allowed to harmonise and tighten up before bottling. Long, sweet and well-balanced, a contender for our favourite sweet wine. 138g/l residual sugar and pH 3.89.

Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
Pale gold with vibrant edging, starts with concentrated and intense clove spices, luscious apricot fruit, opening to show juicy, sculpted slivers of steel and lime juice. A return to form for this excellent Barsac wine after the succulent but unbalanced 2022. Great stuff from this legendary Dubourdieu property, although once again the yields are extremely low and the character is more concentrated than you find in vintages like 2021. Ageing starts with 10 months in oak barrels, followed by 9 months in stainless steel tank before bottling.
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Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2023 Doisy-Daëne, a blend of 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, takes time to unfurl on the nose. Notes of lemon curd, dried peach and a touch of marmalade are all nicely defined, developing subtle pithy elements with aeration. The palate is just wonderful. Very harmonious with perfectly judged acidity, it’s extremely pure with a tensile finish. This is Barsac in full flight. It will be outstanding once bottled. Bravo!
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Château Doisy Daëne

Château Doisy Daëne

Château Doisy-Daëne is Second Cru Classé winery located in Barsac within the Sauternes appellation. The estate has been in the Dubourdieu family since 1924. For over eighty years three generations of vine growers have exercised talents to produce great sweet white wines : Georges (1924-1948), Pierre (1949-1999) and Denis since 2000. The vineyards are planted on soils that consist of red sand and clay with limestone with 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc varietals. On average, the vines at Doisy-Daëne are 35 years of age. The wines are typically deep, rich and vibrant and usually sell out en primeur – an unusual feat amongst the estates of Sauternes.

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