2016 - Ch Doisy Vedrines 2ème Cru Sauternes
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Château Doisy-Védrines
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
Drinking
2019 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
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2016 CH DOISY VEDRINES 2ÈME CRU SAUTERNES - 6x75cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Château Doisy-Védrines
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
Drinking
2019 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £187.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2017,
    Score: 90-92

    A charming style – crystallised citrus peel, burnt honey and jasmine scent on the nose. The palate is lighter-weight than some others, and it finished with a tangy length. CP

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2017,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2016 Doisy-Vedrines was tasted on three occasions. The first, the sample seemed a little subdued, although two further encounters attest to a fine Barsac. The aromatics do not quite convey the sophistication of the Doisy-Daene, yet there is purity here, attractive dried honey and quince-like aromas, perhaps with the flair of the 2015 last year. The palate is well balanced and more refined than the Doisy-Vedrines of the past, a trend I have noticed in recent vintages. It gains plenty of weight towards the finish, delivering enticing honey, tangerine and light apricot notes with satisfying persistence. Good potential here. Drink Date 2020 - 2040

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2017,
    Score: 90-93

    The 2016 Doisy-Védrines is precise, understated and gracious. Candied orange peel, crème brulee, wild flowers, passion fruit and tangerine are all delineated nicely. The 2016 is deep and resonant on the palate, yet it also retains quite a bit of brightness. Readers who prefer the more understated side of Sauternes will find much to admire.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2017,
    Score: 91-92

    Tangy and fruity with a honey and lemon-rind character. Lots of orange peel, too. Medium to full body and a sweet finish.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2017,
    Score: 93

    Based in Barsac, and has that wonderful spicy tight minerality of a Barsac. A really late harvest this year, right through til the end of October. This has such a beautiful balm yet again for me lacks some pep. It's not a 2007 or 2001 or 2011. But it's gorgeous. The texture of these wines is so crazily seductive and the power and intensity of toasted blood orange slices is stunning, but it would benefit from a lime soaked twist.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2017,
    Score: 18+

    Rather sugary-sweet initially but more fruit complexity is found on the finish and there is some firm acidity, too, which bodes well for the future.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2017,
    Score: 16.5

    RS 141 g/l, TA 4.1 g/l. Blossomy nose. Open and broad with lots of charm even if not that much subtlety. Medium weight. Easy to like. Straightforward. 13.84% Drink 2021-2034

  • TA

    Tim Atkin, April 2017,
    Score: 92

    The most extensive of the Doisy properties has made a very good rather than a great Barsac in 2016. This has fine, tangy acidity, notes of nectarine and peach and nicely interwoven oak, with some ginger spice and a refreshing finish. 2020-25

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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.