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1996 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant

  • 98 WA
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49370-1996-375

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 1996 l'Extravagant is pure Sauvignon Blanc. It boasts a deep gold color, in addition to an unctuous texture, fabulous freshness, and notes of grapefruit and subtle oak (the 200% new oak treatment is utilized for the whopping 100-125 cases produced). A huge wine, with lots of acidity and little mass and volume, this tour de force in wine making should drink well for 50+ years. Readers should note that this offering is only available in one-bottle wood cases!
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Chateau Doisy-Daene, a Second Cru Classe in 1855, is located in Barsac in the Sauternes appellation. Doisy-Daene has been in the Dubourdieu family since 1924, and for more than eighty years, three generations of family vine growers have exercised their talents to produce the estate's great sweet white wines.

    The composition of the soil where Doisy-Daene is grown is a thin layer of clayey sand, known as "Barsac red sand," which sits on top of a chalky subsoil. This soil type is particularly well-suited to the making of elegant and distinguished white wines.

    The wine produced is defined by the essence of "noble rot": strength, balance, and subtlety. Doisy-Daene's goal is to produce a style of wine which is a great expression of the calcareous soil on which it is grown and a truly aesthetic family tradition.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 64 bottles owned
    • 12 collectors