2010 - Ch Doisy Daëne 2ème Cru Sauternes
07B0DDAE _ 2010 - Ch Doisy Daëne 2ème Cru Sauternes - 12x75cl
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Château Doisy Daëne
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2017 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
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2010 CH DOISY DAËNE 2ÈME CRU SAUTERNES - 12x75cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Château Doisy Daëne
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2017 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
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Case price £368.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2011,
    Score: 93-96

    A confident star at the UGC Sauternes tasting, the 2010 combines incredible precision with an impressive depth of fruit and an ethereal touch. Flavours of white and yellow peach, lime zest and lemon grass expand on the palate, finishing with a salty tang. Quite the lady. RK

  • RP

    Robert Parker

    Denis Dubourdieu's Barsac cru has an attractive bouquet with subtle notes of cooking apple, pearand lime-flower, all with very fine delineation. The palate displays good weight and a fine thread of acidity, lending tension and poise that leads to a taut finish, showing good botrytis levels for the vintage. With its trademark minerality in place, this Doisy-Daene comes highly recommended.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2011,
    Score: 18.5

    Super, pineapple-like nose, wonderful texture, perfect balance, very long, so pure and true to great Barsac type, with the salty element that's so nice for appetitive consumption. Drink 2016-2040.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2011,
    Score: 17.5

    Very pale greenish gold. Very tense. Still embryonic at the moment. In fact the acidity is rather dominant. Really gripped in there for future development. Drink 2020-2036

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2011,
    Score: 92-95

    This has power in reserve, but relies more on its acidity, with juicy tangerine, clementine, pear and mango notes laced with a hint of green almond. The finish is long, pure and fresh. -J.M.

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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

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.