2013 Chateau Doisy Daene 375 ml

Year: 2013
Appellation: Barsac
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 94
Wine Advocate: 93-95
Vinous Media: 93-96
James Suckling: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 92-94--Jeff Leve: 95
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"Plump and forward, this delivers peach, nectarine and candied lemon peel notes gilded with lots of honeysuckle and heather. A flash of bitter almond helps streamline everything through the racy finish. Best from 2017 through 2027. 2,208 cases made.–JM " (WS)

"Denis Dubourdieu has a created a fine Doisy-Daene, with attractive white peach and honeysuckle on the precise bouquet, which exudes wonderful transparency. The palate is very well-defined with fine acidity, the oak deftly integrated. It gradually builds in the mouth: harmonious and refined with great composure towards the long and satisfying finish. This is one of the finest Barsac wines of the vintage." (WA)

"A model of total grace and understatement, the 2013 Doisy-Daëne is drop-dead-gorgeous. Freshly cut white flowers, mint, sweet spices, pears and lychee all meld together in the glass in an effortless, gracious wine. The soft, intensely floral, crystalline finish makes it impossible to resist a second taste. The 2013 Doisy-Daëne impresses for its superb drinkability. If I was going to buy only one moderately-priced Sauternes in 2013, Doisy-Daëne would be it." (VM)

"A tight and compressed young Sauternes with masses of botrytis spice character of white pepper and mushroom dust. Dried apples and lemons. Full body, yet agile and lively. Sweet yet fresh finish. Structured young Sauternes. Drink in 2020." (JL)

"92–94. Barrel Sample. This is a complex wine that pops with acidity, followed by an intense botrytis character and a firm, dry structure. It's as much about richness as sweetness. The finish is delicious, with ample acidity." (WE)

"The distinctive notes of honeysuckle, ripe and over ripe, juicy pineapple, apricot and white peach slathered in honey start things off. But its all that racy acidity that keeps this fresh, lively and vibrant, and allows you to go to more of this sweet, unctuous treat. 95 points - Tasted May 25, 2016" (JL)