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2009 Doisy Daene L'Extravagant

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WA98
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  • ST98
  • DM94

Reviews

WA98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
There are probably around seven casks of the 2009 L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene although that may decrease a little after racking. An equal blend of Semillon and Sauvignon it delivers a record 220gms residual sugar and... There are probably around seven casks of the 2009 L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene although that may decrease a little after racking. An equal blend of Semillon and Sauvignon it delivers a record 220gms residual sugar and yet still exudes astounding minerality and precision with touches of clear honey frangipane and cold wet stones. The palate is full-bodied with a mellifluous texture perfect acidity to slice through that rich botrytized fruit stunning balance citrus peel apricot Clementine lemon curd and a hint of ginger. With awesome length leaving that tingling sensation akin to Szechuan pepper this wine truly lives up to its name. -Neal Martin
WS98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
This is rich and concentrated with crème brûlée and apple crumble on the nose and palate. Full-bodied and very sweet. Thick and powerful. Layered and massive.
ST98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Full bright yellow-gold. Discreet but ripe aromas of apricot apple pie marzipan and honey. Sweet suave and juicy with laser-like precision and purity to the fruit cocktail honey and saffron flavors. Offers an exhilarating... Full bright yellow-gold. Discreet but ripe aromas of apricot apple pie marzipan and honey. Sweet suave and juicy with laser-like precision and purity to the fruit cocktail honey and saffron flavors. Offers an exhilarating combination of silky texture and sheer intensity displaying a strong clean botrytis presence. Finishes very long and mineral with superb freshness thanks to the high proportion of sauvignon blanc in the blend. This should evolve gracefully in bottle for decades. There always used to be a lot of sauvignon used in Sauternes (for example Ch a teau d'Yquem in the 19th century routinely contained a high percentage of this variety) but eventually oidium scared estate owners off from planting too much of it. This 2009 L'Extravagant bears an uncanny resemblance to the '09 Yquem.
DM94
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, January 2013
87% semillon and 13% sauvignon blanc. Heady aromas of blood orange and floral nectar notes seduce on the nose. Still tight on the palate yet lithe and ethereal in texture this release has more in common with rich dry... 87% semillon and 13% sauvignon blanc. Heady aromas of blood orange and floral nectar notes seduce on the nose. Still tight on the palate yet lithe and ethereal in texture this release has more in common with rich dry white wines from this vintage than its botrytized dense neighbors. A testament to the wine's balance and overall integration. Lovely and racy right now and certainly over the next 3-5 years before developing aged characteristics.