Doisy Védrines 2001
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Having tasted the Doisy-Vedrines 2001 on numerous occasions, I was expecting great things. Here under blind conditions - it delivered. It has always sported a wonderful bouquet with well defined citrus-driven fruit, augmented by orange blossom and barley sugar scents, hints of lemon curd in the background. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity. Orange peel and apricot abound and lead to a focused and beautifully defined tense finish that contradict this estate's tendency towards fatness and richness. This is a great Barsac from Olivier Castèja and has a bright future ahead. Drink 2014-2035
|Score: 93||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (215), October 2014|
Medium gold-colored with a greenish nuance, this is a fruit bomb-styled Sauternes revealing aromas of smoky oak overlaying orange marmalade characteristics. Uncomplicated, sweet, rich, concentrated, obvious, and blatantly commercial, it will drink well for 10-12 years.
|Score: 89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004|
|Score: 89/91||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003|
|Score: 90/92||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002|
Thick and racy, with vanilla, honey and allspice character. Full-bodied and very sweet, with spice and dried pineapple. Full-throttle sticky.
|Score: 95/100||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2002|
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