Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Great Sauternes, great price

We have not seen a Sauternes Value like this in a long time!

2009 Chateau Doisy-Vedrines Sauternes....$39.99 / 750ml
An amazing Sauternes at an amazing price.  Yes, this is for a 750ml bottle.
The 2009 Doisy-Vedrines exceeded my expectations under blind conditions. It is usually seen as a less refined Barsac predisposed to richness and viscosity, but the 2009 exudes far more tension and elegance than I anticipated. It has a perfumed, floral bouquet with scents of dried honey, melted wax, lemon curd and a touch of lemon thyme. It is beautifully defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with beautiful balance and precision. There is real grace and tension in this Sauternes: very focused and precise though with patently a lot of botrytis towards the mellifluous finish. This is a wonderful Doisy-Vedrines. Drink now-2035+
Rated  95/100 The Wine Advocate

Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

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