2018 Château Doisy-Daëne, Cru Classé Barsac

All Semillon, with 120g/l of sugar. This is wonderfully textured, with volume that fills the mouth, with notes of ripe apple and lots of seville orange and a hint of spice. Lovely texture and finesse.

Critic score
94.5/100
Pricing
Half
En primeur
In stock
£16.04
Case, 12 Halves
En primeur
In stock
£192.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Barsac, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    Semillon
  • Maturity
    Young 2021 - 2045
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Half (37.5cl.)
2018 Château Doisy-Daëne, Cru Classé Barsac

TASTING NOTES

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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(92—94+)/100

Poised and focussed, this gentle golden wine is easily one of the most successful of the vintage here. It has the beautiful pull between sweetness and acidity that not everyone has achieved in this late-harvest year. The texture is luscious and silky, but the flavours are bright and heading towards tart, with notes of lime, papaya and passion fruit. It's very good quality, showing clear minerality with a sense of life and freshness. A delicious wine, great job. 30% new oak.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(97)/100

Serious density and spiciness with a full body, lovely sweetness and a flavorful, spicy finish. Lovely botrytis.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(93—94)/100