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Chateau Doisy-Vedrines Reviews


Chateau Doisy-Vedrines

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2020 Chateau Doisy Vedrines Reviews


This wine is a blend of 85% Semillion, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle.


95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“To begin with the wine seems reticent, hiding its glories. Then, little by little, the remarkable richness of the wine comes through, offering an impressive array of flavors and balance between sweet and dry. The wine will definitely age well.”


93 Pointz Vinous


“The 2020 Chateau Doisy-Védrines has a more backward nose than the Doisy-Daëne and needs a little more coaxing. Dried honey and candle wax scents gently unfold in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a viscous opening and lovely weight, though not as concentrated as the Daene, yet there is a deft touch of spice on the aftertaste.”


93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Pale lemon-gold colored, the 2020 Chateau Doisy-Vedrines is a little closed to begin, opening out to reveal fragrant notes of jasmine, lime leaves, and orange peel, with a core of apple pie and ginger snaps. The palate is light on its feet with a refreshing line of acidity lifting the apple and spice-laced sweetness and delivering a long, zippy finish.”


91 Pointz James Suckling


“A bright, fresh Sauternes without a lot of weight, but some attractive honey, sliced apple, and pear character. Medium-sweet. Fresh finish.”



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom



95 Pointz Decanter


“Powerful fleshy exotic fruits - the juice comes in from the first moment and doesn't let up, ensuring the apricot and mango fruits are shot straight through the core of steel. A brilliant showcase of what the soils of Barsac can do.”



2019 Chateau Doisy Vedrines Reviews



94 Pointz Vinous


“The 2019 Chateau Doisy Vedrines is heavily reduced on the nose. I wonder if this just needs a lot of aeration or bottle age? The palate is well-balanced with fine acidity, tensile, and focused. Plenty of energy here with apricot and tangy marmalade on the botrytized finish. Give this Sauternes 8-10 years.”


93 Pointz James Suckling


“A more refined and tighter example of 2019 Sauternes with a pretty combination of spicy, dried, and sweet fruit. Flavorful finish.



93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Pale lemon gold colored, the 2019 Chateau Doisy Vedrines rolls effortlessly out of the glass with notes of crystalline orange peel, lemon tart, and green mango plus nuances of honey-drizzled peaches, lime cordial, and wild mushrooms in the undercurrent. The palate is wonderfully well-poised, featuring racy freshness that seamlessly lifts the sweet and savory flavors in the mid-palate and gives a burst of mineral-tinged energy on the finish.”





2018 Chateau Doisy Vedrines Reviews



This wine is a blend of 87% Semillon, and 13% Sauvignon Blanc.

10.5hl/ha


96 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“This concentrated wine is intense in botrytis and shows potential for aging. All this richness is balanced by a fresh streak and lemon zest acidity at the end.”

92 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Pale to medium lemon-gold in color, the 2018 Chateau 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.”


92 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Languid in feel, with almond and peach notes framed by a broad pie crust note.”

90 Pointz James Suckling


“A fresh, creamy Sauternes with sliced lemon, dried apple, and hints of apricots and honey. Medium-bodied with light sweetness and a fruity finish. Drink now.”



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


94 Pointz Decanter


“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.”


16.5/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine


“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.”




2017 Chateau Doisy Vedrines Reviews


95 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Features a juicy and intense core of pineapple, quince, and yellow plum fruit waiting to burst forth, kept in check for now by racy acacia and honeysuckle notes, harnessed through the finish by a hazelnut husk detail. Shows terrific length and range, but needs time to unwind.” Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Best from 2023 through 2045. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,000 cases made.


94 Pointz James Suckling


“Wow. This is really energetic and lively with a spicy and smoky edge from the noble rot, which gives depth and dimension to the rich palate of caramel and cooked apples. Delicious finish. Drink or hold.”


94 Pointz Vinous


“The 2017 Chateau Doisy-Védrines is exquisitely beautiful, a wine of great structure. Apricot, honey, mint, tangerine, and biscuit notes all grace this mid-weight, understated Sauternes. Doisy-Védrines can age for decades, but I prefer it on the younger side.”


93 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Soft and rounded, this wine is open and layered with flavors of ripe yellow fruits and navel oranges. It is cut with spice and a dry core. The wine will age well, so drink from 2023.”




2016 Chateau Doisy Vedrines Reviews



95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“This almost dry wine is full of botrytized fruit tones. Well balanced, it is likely to turn into a rich, dense wine as it matures, with ample acidity that shines on the finish.”



93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The pale lemon colored 2016 Chateau Doisy-Vedrines is a little closed to begin, giving way to notes of lemonade, grapefruit, white peaches, and yuzu with wafts of ginger, honeycomb, and crushed rocks. The palate is wonderfully elegant and refreshing with delicate citrus and mineral layers and a lively citrus lift to the finish.”



92 Pointz James Suckling


Tons of candied citrus and some floral honey character here. Not as lush as some Sauternes, but more lively and charming than most and the bright finish is long. This is food-friendly – think blue cheese and pate. Drink or hold.


92 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A focused and forward style, offering a mix of peach, mango, and flan notes lined with subtle ginger and marzipan accents. An almond cream echo lines the finish. Best from 2022 through 2036. 3,750 cases made.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


93 Pointz Decanter


“Based in Barsac, and has that wonderful spicy tight minerality of a Barsac. A really late harvest this year, right through til the end of October. This has such a beautiful balm yet again for me lacks some pep. It's not a 2007 or 2001 or 2011. But it's gorgeous. The texture of these wines is so crazily seductive and the power and intensity of toasted blood orange slices is stunning, but it would benefit from a lime soaked twist. Drinking Window 2022 - 2050.”



2015 Chateau Doisy Vedrines Reviews



95 Pointz James Suckling


“This has phenolic tension and power with so much dried fruit character from pineapple to mango. Full, medium sweet, and lively. Really excellent.”


95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2015 Chateau Doisy-Vedrines has quite an intense nose, perhaps less fat and honeyed than recent vintages, more finesse if not quite capturing the same level of details as the Doisy-Daëne this year. The palate is very promising with layers of honeyed fruit tinged with white chocolate and almond, a lovely swagger about this Doisy-Vedrines that reminds me of great vintages such as 1989. Always well priced, you won't harm your cellar with a case of Olivier Castèja's sumptuous Barsac.”

94 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“This is a fragrant, fruity wine. It has dried apricot and bitter orange flavors along with plenty of acidity. The texture is tangy, hinting at minerality, while the aftertaste is what brings out the sweetness and final richness of the wine.”


94 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Richer in style than the typical Barsac, with notes of almond cream and orange curd along with honeysuckle, white peach, and toasted pineapple flavors. The long, unctuous finish lets the almond hint linger longest.”


93 Pointz Vinous


“The 2015 Chateau Doisy-Védrines is delicate, floral, and beautifully lifted. Finely sketched and nuanced, the wine is pure class. White flowers, pineapple, apricot, and candied citrus are all finely knit. From barrel, the 2015 was a bit more opulent, but today, from bottle, the impression is of a Sauternes that is light on its feet and quite sensual.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


92 points Decanter


“Reticent aromas of sweet spices, mango, and crystallised ginger emerge slowly with aeration. Rich, dense, and tactile, with honeyed tropical fruit, lively lemon, and spicy tangerine flavours. Some noble rot, but passerillage (dried grapes) present. From 35-year-old vines, and made with a rare 5% Muscadelle.”



2014 Chateau Doisy Vedrines Reviews


This wine is a blend of 85% Sémillon and 15% Sauvignon Blanc.

It has 134 grams per liter residual sugar.


95 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Offers a bold, spicy profile, with nectarine, ginger, hazelnut, and pineapple notes. Shows lots of energy, brimming with spice and focused acidity through the finish. A great showing.”



95 Pointz James Suckling


“A solid wine with dried fruits, spices, dried mushrooms, and medium sweetness. Full-bodied, sweet and intense.”



96 points Wine Advocate


“The Château Doisy-Védrines 2014 is a blend of 85% Sémillon and 15% Sauvignon Blanc, a modest 134 grams per liter residual sugar and a pH of 3.55 (a figure that might be a little lower than recent vintages.) It has a fragrant bouquet that is actually quite similar to Doisy-Daëne this year, a reticent at first but opens up with honey, orange zest, and mineral aromas. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with a fine line of acidity, much more race than recent vintage with citrus lemon, honey, and orange peel on the long, persistent finish. Yes, there is a little more unctuousness on the finish compared to Doisy-Daëne but at the end of the day, they are both superb expressions of Barsac.”


95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“While the texture is rich, the flavors are muted at this stage. It does have an opulent character that will develop to give ripe yellow fruit tones. Rich in nature, a vein of acidity runs under all this concentration. It will need time to develop and will age slowly.”


95 Pointz Vinous


“The 2014 Chateau Doisy-Védrines is all about class and polish. Lightly honeyed notes meld into almonds, wild flowers, and orange peel. Fresh and invigorating, the mid-weight Doisy-Védrines is impeccable, pretty, and very nicely balanced.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom



18/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine


“Subtle nose and extremely rich on the palate. Very beguiling. With a tingly finish.”




2013 Chateau Doisy Vedrines Reviews



95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“This wine is rich and full while still having a tight structure. It shows a fine streak of acidity that shoots through the honey and gingered marmalade flavors. A fine wine with potential.”


94 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Still youthfully rambunctious, this is packed with pineapple, ginger, bitter almond, and apricot flavors. Despite the heft and weight, this has a glistening acidity and a long bitter orange and maple finish, and should unwind slowly in the cellar. Best from 2018 through 2035.”


94 Pointz Vinous


“An exotic, beguiling wine, the 2013 Chateau 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.”


93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“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.”


93 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar


“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.”


93 Pointz James Suckling


“Attractive apple-purée and honey character. Medium body, lightly sweet with a fresh finish. Outstanding length here.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


90 Pointz Decanter


“Decanter average score: 90 Heady, waxy nose shows botrytis, honey, and ripe stone fruits. A good interpretation of the vintage, this is surprisingly forward and approachable with a lovely texture and finesse. Finishes long with a real zing.”


17+/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson.

Master of Wine


“Lots of rich, waxy fruit on the palate, though the nose is very discreet. Spice honey and marmalade on the palate with loads of core concentration. Shows promise.”



2012 Chateau Doisy Vedrines Reviews



92 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Attractive and fruity, a wine that has soft texture with light touches of botrytis. It's warm and rich, with a fine final texture of dryness and acidity.”


92 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Quite lively, with a floral edge to the white peach, pineapple, and heather notes. Good freshness and definition.”


2011 Chateau Doisy Vedrines Reviews


97 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“A gorgeous wine that offers a firm, botrytis character, with aromas of spice, apple, and orange zest. It’s powerful and meant for long aging.”


95 Pointz Wine Spectator

Smart Buys

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014


“Pure, with piercing persimmon, pineapple, white peach, and quince flavors. Gorgeous floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom form the backdrop, while a heather accent caresses the finish. Overwhelmingly pure in the end, with a finish that sails on and on.


94 Pointz James Suckling


“A white with peaches, honey, and lemon-curd character. Caramel, too. Full body, medium-sweet with a fresh, clean finish. Lots of mineral undertones and lightly toasted oak. Needs five to six years to come together. Intensely sweet in the finish.”


94 Pointz Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


“Tasted at the château, the 2011 Chateau Doisy-Védrines has a more mineral-driven bouquet than the 2009, more reserved with scents of beeswax, honeysuckle, and jasmine. The palate is fresh and vibrant with viscous honeyed fruit, a dash of spice, and a flowing, harmonious finish that has only just begun to start showing what it is capable of. This has great potential and may vie with the 2009 as one of the modern-day benchmarks from the estate. This is a fabulous Barsac from Olivier Castèja and his team.”



92 Pointz Stephen Tanzers

International Wine Cellar


“Pear, peach, mango and flowers on the enticing, lively nose. Intensely flavored, fresh, and sweet, offering lovely penetration and definition to the ripe white stone fruit, lime oil, and floral flavors. Really stains the palate while retaining a light touch on the finish, which hints at soil and coconut. This strikes me as more vibrant and less opulent than some past vintages of this wine, which I had found somewhat heavy.”



2010 Chateau Doisy Vedrines Reviews


94 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection


“Very textured, this is a complex wine. There is a strong sense of minerality here, along with flavors of ripe apricots, peaches, and grapes. The texture is zesty and tangy, showing some taut, nervy acidity. This is a wine for serious aging so don’t drink before 2017.”


93 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A very ripe and broad style, with intense pineapple, passion fruit, and mango notes, featuring a broad finish that takes on a toasted almond frame and a light accent of spiced nutmeg. For fans of the bigger style. Best from 2015 through 2030.”


92 Pointz James Suckling


“Delicate and pure nose with peach, mandarin, and white flowers. Even some chalky mineral notes and orange blossom. This pretty dessert wine is medium sweet with a charming texture and fruit on the palate. Nicely balanced with a silky finish. Drink from 2015.”


91 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


‘The Chateau Doisy-Vedrines has a refined bouquet of lemon curd, dried honey, and just a touch of quince, perhaps not quite as rich as recent vintages, but very well-defined. The palate is well-balanced, with a touch of lime cordial and passion fruit on the entry, and zesty acidity and impressive precision towards the taut, slightly spicy rich finish. Returning after an hour, this sample has enhanced clarity and volume, and subsequent encounters confirm a very promising Doisy-Vedrines.”


90 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar


“Medium-deep yellow-gold. Intense aromas of apricot, pear, peach, and white flowers complicated by a touch of spicy oak. Clean, fresh, and full on the palate, with enticing flavors of ripe pear, citrus, and honey and a lingering peppery papaya finish. Offers sneaky concentration, and the hint of honeyed botrytis at the back adds further complexity. This strikes me as one of the more refined young versions of Doisy-Vedrines in a long time, though the wine's telltale texture and structure are still very much in evidence.”


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