2013 2ème Cru Classé Barsac

Colour White
Origin France, Bordeaux
Village Barsac
Classification 2ème Cru Classé

Foxy! Curves and sexy supple volupté. A Jessica Rabbit of a wine, vampish strutting richness and bouncy depth. Succulent with a strange saline length, it seems to be on springs. Huge fun. Rating: 93-94 L&S (Apr 2018)

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Still youthfully rambunctious, this is packed with pineapple, ginger, bitter almond and apricot flavors. Despite the heft and weight, this has a glistening acidity. Drinking range: 2018 - 2035 Rating: 94 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator (Jan 2016)

Full medium yellow-gold. Cool, discreet aromas of yellow plum, green papaya and mint; this strikes me as being a little less noble rot-affected than some other 2013 wines. Very suave and fresh on entry, then pure and powerful in the middle palate, with a silky texture and subtle, crisp flavors of lemon, lime, apple and caramelized ginger. This very precise, refined, persistent wine is already hard to resist. Made in a fresher, less-fat style than some previous vintages, which seemed a little chunky to me. A great success for Doisy-Vedrines. Rating: 90-93 Ian d'Agata - Stephen Tanzer website

Fragrant on the nose quite light there is a mix of tropical fruits on the start of the palate. The mid palate feels richer sweet fruited orange peel and apricot and at the back there is weight of fruit richness sweetness. 2018-35. Rating: 88-92 Derek Smedley MW,

Rating: 91 Tim Atkin MW,

The sample of 2013 Doisy-Vedrines was showing a little reduction on the nose when I first tasted it. The palate is promising, however, perhaps more linear and less honeyed than recent vintages, but that is compensated by greater tension towards the middle and finish. You might describe this as a more streamlined Doisy-Vedrines, dare I say one that is more like Doisy-Daene in style, with wonderful mineralite on the finish. Rating: 91-93 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, (May 2014)

Very brûléed on the nose with superb honey and nut elements. Quite serious and nice depth of fruit but very closed at the moment. I think this will blossom beautifully given time. Rating: 17.5+ Matthew Jukes

Pure, focused and minerally with almost a salty edge despite the high level of sweetness. Beautifully composed with wonderful intensity and finish. Drink: 2019-2026. Rating: 17.75 Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Decanter

An exotic, beguiling wine, the 2013 Doisy-Védrines lifts from the glass with expressive floral notes, white stone fruits, peach and apricots. The 2013 is soft, gentle and very nicely layered, conveying an impression of total elegance and finesse. Rating: 91-94 Antonio Galloni,

Attractive apple-purée and honey character. Medium body, lightly sweet with a fresh finish. Outstanding length here. Rating: 90-91 James Suckling,

Château Doisy Védrines

Barsac Deuxième cru 1855 As one might expect, there was originally one Doisy estate. Sometime in the earlier 19th Century, it was divided into three parts - two smaller parts were sold to the Dubroca brothers and Jean-Jacques Emmanuel Daëne becoming the rarely encountered Château Doisy-Dubroca and Château Doisy-Daëne respectively, whilst the larger proportion became Château Doisy-Védrines. In 1851, it was purchased by the Boireau family who's descendents the, Castéja family, own Doisy-Védrines to this day. Around 30ha of vineyard are planted with 85% Semillon and 15% Sauvignon Blanc. Fermentation is in stainless-steel before and 18 month aging period in oak, of which 70% is new. Doisy-Védrines is a richer rounder style than Doisy-Daëne. Interestingly, although entitled to the Barsac appellation, the wines are always labelled as Sauternes.

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