2018 Doisy-Vedrines (Barsac)

Barsac, Barsac & Sauternes, Bordeaux FRANCE
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95 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2019 16.5 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2019
90-92 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com, April 2019
91-93 points, Chris Kissack, thewinedoctor.com, April 2019

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Media Reviews

Jane Anson

The balance is extremely good, between richly textured stone fruits and plenty of grip, with poise and lift. The limestone and red clay soils of Barsac have really helped here, where the grapes were able to keep their freshness even while the botrytis took its time to install. 37% new oak was used. A yield of 10.5hl/ha. 95 points

Julia Harding

87% Sémillon, 13% Sauvignon Blanc, yield 21 hl/ha. 37% new oak. RS 132 g/l, TA 3.65 g/l, pH 3.78. Ripe pears on the nose. Thick and viscous and rich, ripest of lemon fruit with a touch of orange. Lemon bonbons. Deep and just fresh enough for harmony. 16.5 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Pale to medium lemon-gold in color, the 2018 Doisy-Vedrines gives up bold notes of warm pineapple, baked pears and spice cake with nuances of orange blossoms, toasted almonds and baking bread. The palate provides a great intensity of tropical and citrus flavors with a racy line of freshness and long, spicy finish. 90-92 points

Chris Kissack

This is a blend of 87% Semillon and 13% Sauvignon Blanc. An impressive yield, of 10.5 hl/ha, and the alcohol is 13.5%. It has a fresh nose, smoky, minerally and bright, brimming with sweet yellow plum and yellow peach fruits, along with traces of vanilla and pear. The palate shows an equally fine bed of fruit, polished and plush, with apricot, yellow peach, mango and freshly sliced pear, in a very expressive and open style. A delightfully broad substance here, very correct and composed, polished, energetic and pure. It runs long in the finish and it feels delicately poised here, with cool and cleansing acidity, much needed in this vintage. Tasted three times. The élevage will be in 37% new oak. 91-93 points

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