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2009 Doisy Daene L'Extravagant

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WA98
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WA98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
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... 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
ST95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2010
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... 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.
WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2010
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.
DM
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, January 2012
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.

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