Honey, custard, pineapple, smoke, minerals, citrus, a hint of melon, some brown sugar, and vanilla on the nose. Honey, spice, some light citrus, stone fruit, pineapple juice, minerals, and some smoky, earthy hints on the palate. Refreshing acidity, long delicious finish, nice complexity, light-medium body. This was really nice. There was a lot going on without being syrupy or cloying. Should be fun to follow for several years.
An elegant & balanced Sauternes... Surprising how good this is at this age. Light on its feet, honey coated apricots laced with crushed quartz rock. Great nose and elegant finish. Not syrupy and extracted like some of the Barsac botrytis whites.
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(Chateau Doisy-DaŽne Barsac) I distinctly recall when tasting the primeurs I preferred Védrines to Daëne, but today I think this wine just takes it. Bright, floral, crystalline and elegant, this wine has such a beautiful nose, with notes of vanilla ice cream, honey and pistachio nut. The palate has a wonderful presence, big and stylish, creamy and rich, with crystalline yellow plum and tangerine, but with typically fine Barsac acidity. A super wine with a good jump up in score.
(Chateau Doisy-DaŽne Barsac) This is vibrant, with fresh and lively grapefruit character, with plenty of rocky, chalky minerality. Good peppery acid on entry, leaner than some, but with a very elegant style. There is a nice midpalate fatness though, but a detached, fresh cut. A great contrast to the Doisy-Védrines.
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