2009 Doisy-Daene

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / BARSAC
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49369-2009-375-2A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2009 Doisy-Daene was spectacular out of barrel, however it has never quite reached those ethereal heights in bottle. Perhaps this rich, generous vintage did not quite suit the crisp, tense style of Denis Dubourdieu's Barsac? Compared to others in this blind tasting, it comes across as more muted on the nose with scents of beeswax, marmalade and lanolin, though the Sauvignon Blanc is very expressive. The palate is very well-balanced on the entry with crisp acidity cutting through the viscous texture. The finish is rounded in the mouth, offering attractive notes of lemon sherbet and orange essence. Everything is very 'containedƒ?_ at the moment, although the tension suggests that it should age well. I suspect this will need a decade before it really blossoms. Drink 2020-2040.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Quite high-pitched now, with lots of green plum and green almond notes laced with bright honeysuckle and heather. The background shows more lemon shortbread, grapefruit pate de fruit and persimmon, while the finish offsets the sweetness with a lively quinine note. Distinctive, but will need time to come together. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Vegetal nose, green. Huge and big and SO sweet! Not subtle. Just a tad sickly.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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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

    • 258 bottles owned
    • 26 collectors