In a good spot right now, for a half. Full and rich. Maybe stops short somewhat at the end, but complex and very enjoyable. Not super-sweet - still quite crisp and refreshing - though this was at the end of a longish boys' lunch!
From a half, pnp, placed in an ice bucket and drank over several hours.
Perhaps a great wine night, but this Sauternes enthralled me. Its bouquet featured tremendous depth, showing stone fruit, from ripe to dried, to candied, nectarine and apricot in particular, pineapple, especially dried and candied, candied citrus peel, lemongrass, jackfruit, persimmon, almond liqueur, and marzipan soaked in, perhaps, stone fruit or gooseberry currant liqueur, petrol notes, and more and more, and more, etc... You get the picture!
Tastes like it smells. Incredible textural depth with this, silky, palate-coating, yet seamless and refined. Powerful acids clean off the palate, then allow the seductive flavors to come flooding back, over and over again...like MSG, but good for you. Crazy value, may have to get more. 94-95.
Had my last bottle of this on New Years Eve 2010. Since then this wine has developed wonderfully. Starting to hit a stride with early secondary flavors. Marzipan, pineapple, slight honeyed notes, and fruitcake with liquer infused into it.
This should continue to evolve very nicely for at least 10 (if not 15) years. Hard to believe with this kind of price. I have said before and will say again - Doisy-Vedrines is the best value in Sauternes/Barsac, period. Sometimes compares well with big boys like Rieussec, but generally favors a bit more of an unctuous/tropical palate (not in a bad way).
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(Chateau Doisy-Védrines Barsac) Quite ethereal, white flower nose, with rich honey and barley sugar undertones. Good character on the palate, which has a very fresh style, although it carries worthy peach and other stone fruit flavour, with a fine honey sweetness. Lovely weight and presence. Very good.
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