2011 Doisy-Vedrines Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WE 97
  • WS 95
  • JS 94
  • WA 94
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2011 Doisy-Vedrines Sauternes Blend

WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
(WE95-97 points) A gorgeous wine that offers a firm botrytis character with aromas of spice apple and orange zest. It's powerful and meant for long aging. - R.V.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
Top 100: 2014, Rank: 18. Pure, with piercing persimmon, pineapple, white peach and quince flavors. Gorgeous floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom form the backdrop, while a heather accent caresses the finish... Top 100: 2014, Rank: 18. Pure, with piercing persimmon, pineapple, white peach and quince flavors. Gorgeous floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom form the backdrop, while a heather accent caresses the finish. Overwhelmingly pure in the end, with a finish that sails on and on. Best from 2016 through 2035. 3,500 cases made. –JM
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
A white with peaches, honey and lemon-curd character. Caramel, too. Full body, medium-sweet with a fresh, clean finish. Lots of mineral undertones and lightly toasted oak. Needs five to six years to come together... A white with peaches, honey and lemon-curd character. Caramel, too. Full body, medium-sweet with a fresh, clean finish. Lots of mineral undertones and lightly toasted oak. Needs five to six years to come together. Intensely sweet in the finish. Try in 2019.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2015
Tasted at the château, the 2011 Chateau Doisy-Védrines has a more mineral-driven bouquet than the 2009, more reserved with scents of beeswax, honeysuckle and jasmine. The palate is fresh and vibrant with viscous honeyed... Tasted at the château, the 2011 Chateau Doisy-Védrines has a more mineral-driven bouquet than the 2009, more reserved with scents of beeswax, honeysuckle and jasmine. The palate is fresh and vibrant with viscous honeyed fruit, a dash of spice and a flowing, harmonious finish that has only just begun to start showing what it is capable of. This has great potential and may vie with the 2009 as one of the modern-day benchmarks from the estate. This is a fabulous Barsac from Olivier Castèja and his team. - Neal Martin
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2014
Bright golden straw-yellow. Pear, peach, mango and flowers on the enticing, lively nose. Intensely flavored, fresh and sweet, offering lovely penetration and definition to the ripe white stone fruit, lime oil and floral... Bright golden straw-yellow. Pear, peach, mango and flowers on the enticing, lively nose. Intensely flavored, fresh and sweet, offering lovely penetration and definition to the ripe white stone fruit, lime oil and floral flavors. Really stains the palate while retaining a light touch on the finish, which hints at soil and coconut. This strikes me as more vibrant and less opulent than some past vintages of this wine, which I had found somewhat heavy. - Ian D'Agata
JJB 94
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2012
80% Semillon 15% sauvignon blanc 5% muscadelle. Fermented and aged in oak barrels of which 60% are new. The vines are planted on mixed clay and limestone soils. Slightly cloudy light gold color. The nose is expressive... 80% Semillon 15% sauvignon blanc 5% muscadelle. Fermented and aged in oak barrels of which 60% are new. The vines are planted on mixed clay and limestone soils. Slightly cloudy light gold color. The nose is expressive with lemon oil orange rind and ripe yellow stone fruit aromas. The palate mirrors the nose adding a wonderful background streak of wet stone along with ample notes of saffron and spice from the botrytis. A great combination of ripeness and freshness. Enjoy over the next 10-20 years.