Tasted blind. Deep orange. Massively rich and opulent but not that sweet. Exciting tension and something mossy about it. Really interesting with great undertow, though it’s not as persistent or as concentrated as I’d like.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035
Bright, pale yellow-gold. Peach and vanillin oak dominate the nose. Quite sweet and fruit-driven in the mouth, with powerful flavors of yellow peach, citrus fruits, marzipan and brown spices. A bit alcoholic today but rich and strong on the back end, in need of time in bottle.
Robert Parker 91
Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Doisy-Védrines has a rich and decadent bouquet, very honeyed and forward, perhaps missing the precision of the Doisy-Daëne. The palate is rich and powerful with notes of honey, tangerine and marmalade. The finish feel unctuous in the layered in the mouth – a typical Doisy-Védrines of this era, though I think Olivier Castèja produces a more sophisticated Barsac these days. However, a second bottle opened was fresher and more vital, though I will remain conservative with my score.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030