1997 - Ch Doisy Daëne L'Extravagance Sauternes
0797EDDAH6PK _ 1997 - Ch Doisy Daëne L'Extravagance Sauternes - 6x37.5cl
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Château Doisy Daëne
Region
Barsac
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2008 - 2032
Case size
6x37.5cl
Available Now

1997 CH DOISY DAËNE L'EXTRAVAGANCE SAUTERNES - 6x37.5cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Château Doisy Daëne
Region
Barsac
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2008 - 2032
Case size
6x37.5cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,088.04 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2000,
    Score: 96-99

    his limited production cuvee (produced only in the greatest vintages) is spectacular. The 1997 (100% Semillon) contains 20% residual sugar, and a well-hidden 14.5% alcohol. The wine is mammoth in the mouth, with layers of unctuously-textured, honeyed tropical fruits, beautifully integrated toasty new oak, plenty of botrytis, and considerable sweetness. It is a triumph in wine making, and will undoubtedly last 50-100 years. 98/100. Drink 2007 - 2050

Producer

Château Doisy Daëne

Doisy Daëne is located in Barsac and has been owned by the Dubordieu family since 1924. It had been run by Monsieur White Bordeaux, the renowned oenologist, Dénis Dubordieu, until his death in 2016. Dubordeiu consulted for a great many other châteaux across the region, and revolutionised white wine winemaking by introducing the importance of cool temperature macerations (steeping the grape skins with their juice before fermentation) to gently extract extra flavour. It is no doubt that this technique has also increased the aromatic profile of Doisy Daëne.

Region

Barsac

It is not an exaggeration to say that these are the greatest sweet wines in the world. They are the result of a serendipitous marriage of grape variety, location, annual weather conditions and human care and determination. The vineyards are located on the banks of the cool spring-fed Ciron river which, in autumn, flows into the warmer tidal Garonne and creates rolling evening mists which clothe the vines until the afternoon sun burns them off the following day. This cycle creates perfect conditions for the development of botrytis cinerea or noble rot, and the resulting grape juice is a super concentrated sweet, ambrosial nectar which makes the most heavenly and complex wines with extraordinary ability to age. In 1855 the wines were classified into first and second growths, with Ch d'Yquem rightly receivingits own super status of premier grand cru. Other stunning wines include Chx Sudiraut, Rieussec, Coutet and Climens. While seductively fragrant and sweet when young, if you can bear to wait, you will be amply rewarded with lusciously rich, exotically complex wine.