Château Doisy Daene, 2009

Barsac (Sauternes 1er Cru), Bordeaux, France

Château Doisy Daene, 2009

Barsac (Sauternes 1er Cru), Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Optimum Drinking: 2017-2025 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Code: 103026
Estate Notes

Château Doisy Daëne 2009 comes from a great Sauternes vintage and was purchased in its original wooden case. 

The estate hs been in family hands since 1924  and is one of the most ambitiously and innovatively run estates in Bordeaux, Doisy Daëne produces a very fine wine Barsac that seems to be undervalued in the scheme of Barsac/Sauternes realities.

The owner, Denis Bourdieu, more than anyone else has totally revolutionized the making of white wine in the Bordeaux Region with his classic maceration pelliculaire.


"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 “contained” at the moment, although the tension suggests that it should age well. I suspect this will need a decade before it really blossoms."

"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 pâte de fruit and persimmon, while the finish offsets the sweetness with a lively quinine note. Distinctive, but " WineSpectator