International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95Deep ruby-red. Blueberry and licorice aromas complicated by tobacco and flowers and lifted by spices. Sweet, dense and lively, with lovely spicy lightness to the flavors of plum, rose petal and tobacco. There's something almost Burgundian about the texture of this wine. This boasts terrific energy and length, finishing with sweet spices and flowers and substantial tongue-dusting tannins. Vineyard management expert David Abreu took over here in 2005 and has taken this wine to a higher level by getting more uniformity of ripeness from this site.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2008
Wine Spectator | Rating: 97Shows amazing purity of fruit, focus, balance and depth, with tiers of spicy currant, anise, hazelnut, mineral and melted licorice, combining power with finesse and grace with intensity. Ends with a long, lingering finish that keeps repeating the core flavor themes.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Chateau Doisy-Daene has a very attractive nose with perfumed apricot blossom, white peach and honey all infused with cold stone scents. The palate is very well balanced with beautifully judged acidity. This feels harmonious in the mouth, almost Coutet - like in style with a long, lightly spiced finish. This is an excellent Doisy-Daene from Denis Dubourdieu.Author: Robert Parker
See other similar producers:Abreu Vineyards,Araujo Estate Wines,Robert Craig Wine Cellars
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 383 bottles owned
- 37 collectors