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.

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Case, 12 Halves
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  • Region & country
    Barsac, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2050
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Half (37.5cl.)
2020 Château Doisy-Daëne, Cru Classé Barsac


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

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)

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)

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)

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)