2014 Barsac Deuxieme Cru Classé from Bordeaux
The botrytis cinerea grapes was harvested in 3 successive pickings in October and in excellent conditions. The 2014 Barsac Doisy-Daëne gives off fresh and scrumptious notes of honey, tropical fruits, ripe citrus fruits (orange and candied lemon) followed by nutty accents. This Deuxieme Cru Classé palate is precise on a good acid structure (typical of Barsac because of the soils characteristics) which balances the liqueurous richness. The wine is very dense and seduces by its long aromatic finish. It is a well-produced Barsac with a great ageing potential (several decades).
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Château Doisy-Daëne 2014 is bestowed with 144 grams per liter residual sugar and a pH of 3.7. It is much more introspective compared to the Coutet at the moment, perhaps because of less residual, but it is fragrant and ethereal with wild honey, yellow flower and orange blossom scents developing with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with superb tension and fruit intensity on the entry. It is more linear than recent vintages, minerally with a lovely twist of sour lemon imparting tension and vivacity on the crystalline finish. This is a fabulous Doisy-Daëne from Denis Dubourdieu.