Drank side by side with an '09 guiraud during a mini horizontal. This wine is a darker golden brown than the guiaurd. This wine shows less Sauvignon blanc on the nose and overall had a softer nose. More vibrant and fresh fruit than the guiraud on the nose. Fresh peaces and nectarines on the nose. Light body for the varietal and much less viscous than the guiraud. Overall sweetness is significantly lower than the guiraud. Losada of citrus fruit and astringency on the finish. Cleaner, subtler and less sweet finish. More fresh grape on the pallet. At the same price point, the guiraud is the better buy.
Medium gold in color. Delicious start to finish. Very forward but not overdone. More floral than tropical alongside spicy sugar from ample botrytis contribution. This was really good and i'd drink this now for the sheer balance in a young sauternes. Very good experience with this producer. Consistently excellent QPR.
Now my bottles have a nice golden color. I also find that this has improved a LOT since my first bottle in 2012. Honey, lychee, and a long finish of orange marmalade were the tastes, nice rich mouth feel and enough acidity to balance the flavors. Drank over 3 nights, loved each glass.
Medium, golden appearance. Honey, apricot nose, twist of citrus fruit. Luscious fruit attack, super long finish and good acidity. Very sweet butterscotch in the mid-palate and interesting twists of spice on the finish. This has improved so much since my last bottle 2.5 years ago and was drinking fantastically. Drank with foie gras and caramelised apples.
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(Château Doisy-Védrines (Barsac)) A denser, more concentrated suggestion on the nose than Doisy-Daëne, the wine showing essence of tropical fruits, mango, star fruit, with a sweet lanolin richness to it. There is a very fine freshness on the palate which I find very appealing, the sweetness of the wine nicely balanced out by a tangible extract and solid components, with good grip and plenty of fresh acidity. The finish is perfumed and only gently fades. An impressive wine with real depth and character to it. This is more than a match for the Doisy-Daëne on the day I think.
(Chateau Doisy-Védrines Barsac) Residual sugar 140 g/l. Bright and fresh, showing slightly cleaner lines than Doisy-Daëne, with a fabulous crystalline style. Fresh, layered and complex, building though the palate, becoming complex with more time. A beautiful character in the mouth, so lively and defined. A supreme effort in a great vintage.
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