No formal notes. Tasting pour. Nose is sweet and full of honey and tropical sweet fruit. Palate is similar to the nose, with sweet tropical fruits, peaches and apricots. Bit too sweet and lacking a bit of acidity to be really balanced, and also on the simpler and lighter side. Not a favorite in my book, deeming from tonight’s tasting pour. Nice, but not great. (88 – 90)
M-M+ Ripe apricot, pineapple, and marmalade lead the nose. Followed with hazelnut nuttiness with clear hint of vanilla sweet spices from oak. On the palate is at the drier end of Sauternes. Relative pleasured honeyed finish. Bit watery and lack of concentration as other iconic classed example. The botrytis infection is certainly there but not as much as supposed. Overall is a good elegant drinking Sauternes that can be drinks everyday without much burden.
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(Chateau Doisy-DaŽne Barsac) This has a smoky, mineral nose with a very pure candied fruit character which I find very stylish. Rich, velutinous and creamy, but with a minerally and chalky edge, this has a warm and welcoming nature. Just a little botrytis behind it. Lots of texture, just not quite as concentrated as I would have liked. Very good though.
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