Doisy Daene Barsac (Futures Pre-sale) 2011 |


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    Doisy Daene Barsac (Futures Pre-sale) 2011


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    Professional Ratings: 98 Wine Spectator, 97 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Enthusiast, 94 International Wine Cellar, 93 James Suckling

    Region: Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Other Dessert

    Item no. 116453

    Critical Acclaim:

    Very backward today, with viscous green plum, green almond, quince, pineapple, fig and pear notes still assimilating one another. The long, toasted almond- and ginger-filled finish has terrific depth.
    Barrel Sample: 95-98 Points

    98 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The aromatics on the Doisy-Daene comes racing out of the blocks like a March hare, soaring from the glass with honey, quince and lychee aromas with a sorbet like freshness and vivacity. The palate is supremely well balanced with a heightened level of tension and purity, offering delectable but subtle notes of white peach and apricot towards the beautifully composed, mineral-rich finish. Curiously, it reminds me of a top-flight Mosel Auslese, but what a fabulous Barsac from Denis Dubourdieu!
    Barrel Sample: 95-97 Points

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Herbaceous aromas are followed by nutmeg and crisp fruit. This has the great ripe fruit of the year without the huge intensity; it’s a wine that has subtlety as well as complexity.
    Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Deep golden yellow with some amber. Fruit salad and floral aromas along with spicy, honeyed orange on the perfumed nose. Opulent and concentrated, with lovely inner-mouth aromatic quality and bright acidity framing the sweet fruit salad and pure mineral flavors. The very long finish offers a restrained sweetness and a fresh lemon sorbet quality.
    Range: 91-94

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    A dense wine with honey, spice and butterscotch undertones. Full and very sweet. Turns spicy on the finish. Lots of botrytis character.
    Barrel Sample: 92-93 Points

    93 Points
    James Suckling
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