2009 - Ch Doisy Vedrines 2ème Cru Sauternes
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Château Doisy-Védrines
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
Drinking
2014 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
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2009 CH DOISY VEDRINES 2ÈME CRU SAUTERNES - 12x75cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Château Doisy-Védrines
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
Drinking
2014 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £344.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2010,
    Score: 92-95

    For a lighter-styled Sauternes, we always love to taste Doisy Védrines as it is always poised, pure and feminine. In 2009, it is possibly the most elegant of all Sauternes yet it remains intense and complex. A delicious, moreish dessert wine.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2010,
    Score: 92-94

    This is comparatively timid on the nose, giving very little away at the moment despite rigorous coaxing. But the palate is very promising, very well balanced, very focused with a fine citrus attack on the entry, fanning out towards an apricot, white peach and lime tinged finish that shows a great deal of unctuous honeyed fruit on the finish. This is an exuberant Doisy-Vedrines that yearns to offer pleasure.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2010,
    Score: 16.5

    The opposite style (as always) of Barsac than Doisy-Daëne, slightly less pale, heavier pear and apricot aromas, rounder, more oily texture, great length too, less harmonious finish but great stuff for the ageing.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2010,
    Score: 92-95

    Shows lots of lemon pie and almond spice, with hints of bitter lemon. Full-bodied, with a nutmeg and honey finish. Racy.

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Producer

Château Doisy-Védrines

Château Doisy-Védrines is a 2éme Cru Classé property in Barsac, which has been owned by the Castéja family since 1946. There are 27 ha of vineyards planted with 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle. These grapes are picked in several "tries" and the yields are very low indeed, even by Sauternes standards. The château employs temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats for around a week before the must is transferred to 100% new oak barriques. The wine remains in barrique for 18-20 months.

Region

Sauternes

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.