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

Château Doisy Védrines, 2ème Cru Classé, Barsac,

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Château Doisy Védrines, 2ème Cru Classé, Barsac, 2016

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Château Doisy Védrines, 2ème Cru Classé, Barsac, 2016

Never the most famous Sauternes but perennially a favourite of ours. We loved it for its unique mix of intensity, lightness and transparency. The 2016 does not disappoint. Lifted, bright notes of pale honey and lemon blossom. Intense and refreshing lemon zest flavours. A clear, fresh fruitiness and minerality that fuse seamlessly with richer notes of apricot and wild honey. The most moreish, lively and balanced Sauternes we tasted. Wonderful. A blend of 83% Semillon and 17% Sauvignon. It is a year where there was lots of botrytis early, the first “trie” represented 25 percent of the final blend which is rare. Harvest was between the 28th September and 28th October.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
13.5%
90/100
Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2016 Doisy-Védrines has a rich, intense bouquet of marmalade and apricot scents, although there is some SO2 that just veils these aromatics. The palate is well balanced with satisfying purity on the entry. The acidity is nicely judged, but some complexity and mineralité are lacking on the somewhat predictable finish. I have had superior bottles of this, hence the question mark. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.
Date Reviewed:
08/2020

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country:
France
region:
Bordeaux
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Château Doisy Védrines

Château Doisy Védrines

Doisy-Védrines is a 2ème Cru Classé Sauternes which belongs to the long-established Castéja wine family, and remains relatively little known by most wine lovers, due mainly to tiny production levels. The wines are renowned for their relative intensity and richness compared to Doisy-Daëne next door, but they are nevertheless far from being a heavyweight by the standards of the appellation. Their second wine, Petit-Védrines, is an exceptional value.

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