2017 Château Doisy-Daëne Sauternes Wine Tasting Note


2017 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 93

Fresh, sweet, bright, lifted, honey-coated pineapples and vanilla bean in your glass, nose and on your palate.

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Luscious, juicy, white peach, pineapple and apricots with a generous serving of vanilla, honey and nuts, this wine maintains the right amount of boost to keep all the sweetness up and on its feet.

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Doisy Daene Extravagant Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Doisy Daene, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Doisy Daene can be enjoyed on the young side with no decanting. In fact, it is delicious and quite a treat young, even on release! However, like all great wines, Chateau Doisy Daene is much better with age, and does not reach full maturity until it's between 12-30 of age, or in some years, perhaps even longer in the best vintages!

That is when the magic happens! But that is unrealistic for 99% of the world's wine drinkers. So, enjoy it at any special occasion that calls for it.

Of course the wine is sweet, but there is so much, incredible, racy acidity, the wine always feels fresh, and never cloying, which makes it quite fun to enjoy young. With Chateau Doisy Daene and frankly, all Sauternes, temperature is more important than decanting.

Serving Chateau Doisy Daene with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Doisy Daene is best served at 14 degrees Celsius, 57 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

The wine will naturally warm in the glass, while it develops more aromatic complexities and fleshes out. Chateau Doisy Daene can be served with seafood dishes, especially shellfish, lobster, crab and oysters on the half shell. Foie gras is a perfect pairing with its natural sweet, salty and savory characteristics.

Chateau Doisy Daene can also be paired with roasted chicken, veal and pork dishes that are either spicy, or prepared with a touch of sweetness. Spicy Asian cuisine, raw fish, like sushi or sashimi, and cheese, both hard and soft also make great pairings with Chateau Doisy Daene.

Denis Dubourdieu also owns Clos Floridene in the Graves appellation, not far from Pessac Leognan and Chateau Reynon, which is a Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux.

Aside from his work in Bordeaux, Denis Dubourdieu is involved with several projects in different regions all over the world. One of his most interesting ventures is in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa with 4 G Wines in a partnership with Girogio Dalla Cia.