Flickinger Tasting at The Casino (Chicago, IL): Alongside the Suduiraut, this had a lot more racy elegance (though that's not saying too much). This had a much more green tone, with pears, fresh citrus, and Thai herbs discernible on the palate. Still quite sweet, this is also not particularly high in acid -- this is no wispy Sauternes, to be sure.
This has a nice golden color despite its relative youth. Still has the honey and lychee and nice balance, but a bit more caramel than orange on the long finish. The acidity still comes through on the finish as it shows its youth.
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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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