2017 Château Doisy-Daëne, Cru Classé Barsac

A nice fruit character of apricots and cadied peaches. The palate is pure and precise with lovely dancing acidity. Elegant and finely judged, the finish is clean and saline, and very very long.

Critic score
93.5/100
Pricing
Half
En primeur
In stock
£17.80
Case, 12 Halves
En primeur
In stock
£213.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Barsac, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2035
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Half (37.5cl.)
2017 Château Doisy-Daëne, Cru Classé Barsac

TASTING NOTES

Ripe and expressive on the nose, already complex with almond, bitter orange, vanilla and spiced pear. Viscous and generous on the palate but still beautifully fresh. Powerful almond-paste flavour on the palate but finishes with citrus and apricot.

Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2018)
17/20

A fresh and clean young Barsac with honey, dried mangoes and cooked apples that follow through to a medium to full body. Clean and spicy finish.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)
(92—93)/100

As with its next door neighbour, this benefits from limestone soils in what is a late-onset botrytis vintage for the sweet wines of Bordeaux. It means it has some fresh, fine, blooming acids, just scraping through the mid-palate and balanced by gorgeous notes of candied ginger, white flowers, honeysuckle, jasmine and a seam of freshness. It really grows on me, and has great persistency.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2018)
94/100