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Château Doisy-Daëne

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2018 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 93

On the orange range of the fruit side, with tropical nuances, there is ample honey and vanilla as well.

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2017 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 94

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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2016 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 93

Flowers, white peach, apricot and honeyed pineapple are all over the place. Rich, sweet, juicy, fruits, roasted nuts, tropical fruits and apricot are enjoyed in the finish.

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2015 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 96

All the ripe, and overripe pineapple you can handle, with the added pleasures of sweet, apricot, orange and vanilla bean all coated with honey. Vibrancy counts here, which keeps the wine uplifted on your palate.

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The distinctive notes of honeysuckle, ripe and over ripe, juicy pineapple, apricot and white peach slathered in honey start things off. But its all that racy acidity that keeps this fresh, lively and vibrant, and allows you to go to more of this sweet, unctuous treat. 94-96 Pts

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2014 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 94

The penultimate vintage from Denis Dubourdieu is just great! Honeysuckle, pineapple and apricot, with seemingly and entire jar of honey meshes with all that acidity, leaving you a satisfied customer. The wine was made from a blend of 87% Semillon, 13% Sauvignon.

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2013 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 95

The distinctive notes of honeysuckle, ripe and over ripe, juicy pineapple, apricot and white peach slathered in honey start things off. But its all that racy acidity that keeps this fresh, lively and vibrant, and allows you to go to more of this sweet, unctuous treat.

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Subdued and needed effort before its candied lemon rind, honey coated pineapple and vanilla bean nose began to shine. The wine is fresh, sweet and easy to drink.

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Honeysuckle, flowers, tropical fruits and vanilla bean get your motor running. The overripe, juicy, sweet, pineapple and apricot palate lingers and expands in intensity. 94-96 Pts

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2011 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 94

Luscious, tropical fruit, apricot, candied orange, vanilla and honey scents take no effort to find. On the palate, the wine is sweet, long and rich, with good levels of acidity to keep its honeyed personality fresh and interesting.

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2010 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 92

Fresh, sweet, bright and crisp tropical fruits with loads of honeyed apricots are in your glass as soon as the bottle is popped. Lush, sweet vibrant and already delicious.

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2010 Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant  (Sauternes) 97

This has really stepped up its game. The wine feels like an entire pineapple, slathered with honey and vanilla has been placed into a single glass of wine. Intensely concentrated, lush, fresh and sweet, this is really mouth coating, but in a good way.

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Interestingly, while some vintages of this wine are produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2010 was made from an even blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon giving the wine a lighter mouth feeling than many previous vintages. That being said, this is still incredibly rich, dense and honeyed, but with more freshness in the fruit.

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2009 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 93

Citrus, lemon, lime, honey and floral notes make up the perfume. Medium/full bodied, ending with a bright, honey, apple and yellow fruit finish.

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2007 Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant  (Sauternes) 96

Fat, dense, powerful and thick, this massive sweet, white Bordeaux wine paints your palate with layer after layer of over ripe tropical fruits slathered in honey. This is no delicate wallflower of a wine. It demands your full attention.

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2003 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 93

Rich, lush, powerful and packed with concentrated layers of sweet, ripe, honeyed apricots, pineapple, vanilla, flowers, candied orange rind and nuts. There is a good balance between sugar and acidity and a long finish that lingers with apricots and honey.

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2002 Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant  (Sauternes) 94

Dark gold in color, the wine is incredibly sweet, concentrated and rich. You can feel the levels of sugar and intensity. The wine is massive, packed with layers of ripe, tropical, honeyed fruits. But with this much sugar, it needed more acidity to balance the wine and give it lift as the wine was close to the corner of cloying and syrupy. Note, I said almost, there is a lot to like enjoy and taste in this intense, rich wine.

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2001 Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant  (Sauternes) 98

This is so rich and concentrated, it is difficult to resist the urge to taste the wine with a spoon! The incredible power and length, matched with intensity is something to experience. The melange of tropical fruits seem to be drenched in honey. Still, I wish there was a tad more acidity to further enhance the vibrancy in the finish.

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2001 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 92

Ripe and over ripe tropical fruits, apricot, orange, vanilla and honey with the right blast of acidity keeps this alive, fresh and interesting. This will get better, but it's already showing very nice today.

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1997 Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant  (Sauternes) 98

Palate staining layers of honey drenched tropical fruits, apricot, nuts and vanilla coat your mouth, teeth and gums with sweetness. Incredibly intense, long and attention grabbing, this still young wine is dessert.

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1996 Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant  (Sauternes) 96

Thick, intense, dense and incredibly rich, this sweet wine is almost too much of a good thing. Edible layers of honeyed apricot, pineapple, orange, tropical and vanilla are found in every sip. Low acid in feeling, fans of seriously sweet wines are going to love this.

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1953 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 80

Barely alive and hanging on by a thread. Almost no fruit. Drink it or sell it, but unless you need a 53 for an occasion, don’t buy it

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1949 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 85

The best part of this wine was the nose. Spice, apricots, orange rind, flowers, citrus, nuts and honey. The fruit is drying out, there is very little sweetness remaining on the palate. Drink up.

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1942 Château Doisy-Daëne  (Sauternes) 82

The wine was deep copper with orange in color. The nose offered caramel, coffee, orange, floral, cocoa and apricot scents. Better in the nose than on the palate, the wine was light, short and acidic in the mouth. Still, it is always fascinating to taste war year wines. It allows time for reflection knowing World War 2 was taking place and the people not able to serve were left behind and forced to produce the wine.

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