2009 Doisy-Daene, Sauternes (375ml)

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2009 Doisy-Daene
# FRDOSE09AC
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Sauternes
Grape Varietal: Semillon
Review Score: 94+WA, 91-93IWC, 90-93WS

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The 2009 Doisy-Daene was spectacular out of barrel, however it has never quite reached those ethereal heights in bottle. Perhaps this rich, generous vintage did not quite suit the crisp, tense style of Denis Dubourdieu’s Barsac? Compared to others in this blind tasting, it comes across as more muted on the nose with scents of beeswax, marmalade and lanolin, though the Sauvignon Blanc is very expressive. The palate is very well-balanced on the entry with crisp acidity cutting through the viscous texture. The finish is rounded in the mouth, offering attractive notes of lemon sherbet and orange essence. Everything is very “contained” at the moment, although the tension suggests that it should age well. I suspect this will need a decade before it really blossoms. Drink 2020-2040.

94+ points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 205 - Feb 2013)

(a blend of 87% semillon and 13% sauvignon; 14% alcohol; 130 g/l r.s.; pH 3.85) Full yellow-gold color Flamboyant aromas of apricot, candied lemon peel, pear juice, ginger and smoky oak. Glyceral, fat and exotic, with tropical fruit, honey and spice flavors of great richness. If anything, this gained in texture and concentration as it opened in the glass, displaying emerging hints of wasabe and vanillin oak. Finishes wonderfully pure, spicy and long, with compelling sweetness.

91-93 points,&nbsp;Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar (May/Jun 2010)

Intense aromas of dried citrus fruit and honey follow through to a full body. Medium sweet, thick and layered, with sliced cooked apple notes and a delicate spicy finish.

90-93 points, Wine Spectator (Apr 2010)