2020 Château Doisy-Daëne, Cru Classé Barsac

The 2020 Doisy-Daëne is a stunning wine. Ripe fruit and brilliant acidity to combine to create a wine that’s all about balance. The finish is so long and saline, bringing even more freshness to this impressive bottling. Spectacular.

Critic score
94.25/100
Pricing
Half
En primeur
In stock
£15.74
Case, 12 Halves
En primeur
In stock
£188.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Barsac, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    Semillon
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2050
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Half (37.5cl.)
2020 Château Doisy-Daëne, Cru Classé Barsac

TASTING NOTES

Bright and vivid with lots of crushed-grape and sliced-apple character. Medium body. Crisp finish.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)
90—91/100

Rich and powerful, this is a seductive Barsac that has a great balance of acidity and sweetness, nothing too over the top, full of lime zest and mandarin, with tongue-licking slate on the finish. Great stuff, extremely well balanced. A yield of 16hl/ha. 10 months in barrel for ageing followed by nine months in stainless steel.

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)
96/100

The 2020 Doisy-Daëne, pure Sémillon this year picked at 16hl/ha over three to six tries through the vineyard, presents a well-defined nose that, compared side-by-side with Doisy-Védrines, is actually quite similar in terms of the dried honey, honeysuckle, candle wax and quince aromas that unfurl from the glass. The palate is beautifully balanced with a fine bead of acidity, and such purity on the finish that it endows this Barsac with wonderful weightlessness. Magnificent.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
(95—97)/100

Coppery gold colour. Very exuberant on the nose and with dramatic, expressive botrytised fruit on the palate. Very rich but edgy and energetic too. Firm and fresh with a floral note. A modern Barsac! Impressive to have managed this quality and this (relatively) generous yield.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2021)
17/20