Recent Tastings

Château Doisy-Daëne Barsac
Vintage 2018

Yet again we have another cuvée which is 100 % semillon, with none of the Sauvignon blanc planted here making the cut. The alcohol is 13.5 %. A lightly chalky nose here, with smoky yellow plum and yellow peach substance. The palate is fresh, pure, bold and broad, with a rich textural weight, sweet and polished, the overall build quite tightly grained, with a bright and incisive acidity. This feels classically Barsac in style, showing poised and minerally sweetness, and with a lovely grained energy to it. It has charming length too. Well done. Tasted three times. The elevage will be in 30 % new oak.

91-93/100 - Chris KISSACK - WINE DOCTOR

Clos Floridène Rouge
Vintage 2018

Clos Floridène 2018 Graves Barrel sample. Dark core and purple rim. Lifted and a little cedary, not leafy but slightly less ripe than most in its fruit spectrum but that aroma suggests freshness. Dark, spicy and inviting. On the palate, this is a model of restraint, the tannins dry and fine-boned. It’s not as luscious as some but all in balance and fresh on the gently chalky finish. Shines, even if not a blockbuster.

16.5 - Julia HARDING - WWW.JANCISROBINSON.COM

Château Reynon Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2018

Made from 100 % Sauvignon Blanc, the Reynon 2018 Blanc is a little closed, soon revealing notes of fresh peach, peach blossoms and yellow apples with a waft of dried herbs. Medium-bodied with plenty of zesty flavors, it has a zippy line of freshness and a lifted finish.

87-89 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - WINE ADVOCATE
Avril 2019

Château Haura Rouge
Vintage 2018

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Haura features blackberries, cherries and earth on the nose with a waft of herbs. The palate is medium to full-bodied, lively and chewy and finishes with an herbal lift.

86-88 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - WINE ADVOCATE
Avril 2019

Clos Floridène Rouge
Vintage 2018

The 2018 Clos Floridène is deep garnet-purple colored with a nose of bright black and red fruits, cassis, meats and woodsmoke. The medium to full-bodied palate is chewy with a savory finish.

87-89 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - WINE ADVOCATE
Avril 2019

Château Reynon Rouge
Vintage 2018

The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Reynon sings of warm blueberries, blackberry coulis and black raspberries with touches of garrigue and lavender. Medium to full-boded, it has a firm, grainy texture and lovely freshness supporting the muscular fruit, finishing perfumed.

89-91 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - WINE ADVOCATE
Avril 2019

Château Doisy-Daëne Barsac
Vintage 2018

Joli nez sur l'ananas frais, c'est net et pur avec une belle qualité de liqueur et un fruit d'une grande précision. Si l'élégance de Barsac n'est jamais prise à défaut, ce cru se montre assez souple, plus délié que plein, plus sur la retenue que sur le volume de bouche. A ce stade, il ne restitue pas pleinement l'énergie du calcaire de Barsac.

17-18/20 - Roberto Petronio - LA REVUE DU VIN DE FRANCE
Mai 2019

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne
Vintage 2018

As with the main wine at Doisy, this is  huge success in the vintage. It offers stumning texture with flavours that hug your palate, gripping on lightly with concentration but shot through with seductive power. A lovely wine, and at 25hl/ha from a good yield too. Delicious.

97/100 - Jane ANSON

Château Doisy-Daëne Barsac
Vintage 2018

Poised and focussed, this gentle golden wine is easily one of the most successful of the vintage here. It has the beautiful pull betwee sweetness and acidity that not everyone has achieved in this late-harvest year. The texture is luscious and silky, but the flavours are bright and heading towards tart, with notes oof lime, papaya and passion fruit.It's very good qualitéy showing clear minerality, with a sense of life and freshness. A delicious wine, great job.

97/100 - Jane ANSON

Clos Floridène Rouge
Vintage 2018

A blend of 70 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 30 % Merlot, this begins with a rather intoverted nose, with a little note of tobacco and red cherry fruit. There follows a rather supple, polished and silky style to the palate, with a plump and plush feel to it, carrying flavours of macerated red cherries, cinnamon and tobacco, all resting upon a structure built of peppery tannin, tightly knit together as per the vintage with a bright and pure profile, backed up by a fresh acidity. This is a charming result with some nice complexities

90-92/100 - Chris KISSACK - WINE DOCTOR
Avril 2019

Château Doisy-Daëne Barsac
Vintage 2018

Barrel sample. Botrytis is an important element in this wine. It gives dryness and also sustains the ripe fruits and lemon peel flavors. At the same time, the wine has great poise and freshness.

93 - Roger VOSS - WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE
Avril 2019

Château Reynon Rouge
Vintage 2018

This is a blend of 61 % Merlot, 25 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 14 % Petit verdot. Dark and smoky on the nose, with of dense fruit character on display, particularly smoked black plum, liquorice and violet cream, this is an aromatic delight. The palate combines a polished texture and substance with a plush weight of dark plum and toasted fruits, with a chalky and minerally lift which adds a real senses of elegance to this sample. Broad, polished rich in fruit , showing superb texture with  black plum, black cherry, balck olive and black bean and a fairly serious grip of tightly grained tannins, wich load up on the finish, balanced out by fresh acidity. This has delicious potential.

92-94/100 - Chris KISSACK - www.thewinedoctor.com
Avril 2019

Clos Floridène Rouge
Vintage 2018

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with elegant character, fine fruit, blackberries and mulberries. Discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins and good length, sweet berries in the aftertaste.

89 - Markus DEL MONEGO
MARS 2019

Château Haura Rouge
Vintage 2018

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Quite closed character, restrained fruit, hints of dark berries and ripe, red peppers. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, good length and pleasant fruit.

89 - Markus DEL MONEGO
MARS 2019

Château Reynon Rouge
Vintage 2018

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with ripe plums, blackberries and sweet elderberries, dark chocolate and mild spices. On the palate juicy fruit, ripe yet firm tannins, good structure and length.

90 - Markus DEL MONEGO
MARS 2019

Château Doisy-Daëne Grand Vin Sec
Vintage 2018

Bright yellow with green hue. Aromatic nose with distinct citrus fruit, on the palate elegant citrus fruit flavour, savoury character, crisp acidity and good length.

88 - Markus DEL MONEGO
MARS 2019

Château Doisy-Daëne Barsac
Vintage 2018

Intense yellow colour with golden hue. Elegant nose with fine citrus fruit, candied lemon peel, angelica, elegant spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with fine acidity, rich sweetness and excellent length.

95 - Markus DEL MONEGO
MARS 2019

Château Doisy-Daëne Grand Vin Sec
Vintage 2018

16/20-90/100 - Jean-Marc QUARIN - www.quarin.com
MARS 2019

Château Doisy-Daëne Barsac
Vintage 2018

16.5/20 92/100 - Jean-Marc QUARIN - www.quarin.com
Avril 2019

Clos Floridène Blanc Sec
Vintage 2018

Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, some grapefruits, faint smoky minerals notes nose. Fresh acidity, apples, lemons, minerals, elegant texture, lovely balance, long.

90-92 - Christer BYKLUM - byklum@bwineart.com
MARS 2019

Clos Floridène Rouge
Vintage 2018

Ruby. Blueberries, some minerals, elegant violets touch, some vanilla and spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, blueberries, spices, minerals, detailed, elegantly balanced, long.

90-91 - Christer BYKLUM - byklum@bwineart.com
MARS 2019

Château Cantegril Sauternes
Vintage 2018

Pale golden. Apricots, pineapples, elegant nose, fruit driven. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, elegant, detailed, fruit driven, lovely texture. Good length.

87-89 - Christer BYKLUM - byklum@bwineart.com
MARS 2019

Château Doisy-Daëne Grand Vin Sec
Vintage 2018

Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some vanilla, nuanced, lemons nose. Fresh acidity, apples, lemons, minerals, playful, some grapefruits, long.

89-91 - Christer BYKLUM - byklum@bwineart.com
MARS 2019

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne
Vintage 2018

Apricots, pineapples, some very ripe orange and lemons notes, orange blossoms nose. Fresh acidity, playful, mouthwatering, detailed, layered, elegant, pineapples, apricots, nuanced, rich yet subtle, almost a rose petal note or rose water, stunning length.

97-99 - Christer BYKLUM - byklum@bwineart.com
MARS 2019

Château Doisy-Daëne Barsac
Vintage 2018

Golden. Apricots, pineapples, vanilla, spices, nuanced, fruit driven nose, elegant. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, apricots, detailed, elegant and nuanced, layered, long. Lovely balance. Superb aftertaste, just a wave of grace!

93-95 - Christer BYKLUM - byklum@bwineart.com
MARS 2019

Château Reynon Rouge
Vintage 2018

Ruby. Blueberries, anise, spices, scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, blueberries, anise, some spices, elegant texture, slight warmth in the finish.

86-88 - Christer BYKLUM - byklum@bwineart.com
MARS 2019

Château Doisy-Daëne Barsac
Vintage 2018

Serious density and spiciness with a full body, lovely sweetness and a flavorful, spicy finish, lovely botrytis.

93-94 - James SUCKLING - www.jamessuckling.com
Avril 2019

Château Doisy-Daëne Grand Vin Sec
Vintage 2018

Yellow apple, fennel and key lime notes mingle in this tasty white, with a rapier finish. Very steely.

 

 

90-93 - James MOLESWORTH - WWW.WINESPECTATOR.COM

Clos Floridène Blanc Sec
Vintage 2018

This white delivers tangy fleur de sel, thyme, lemon and white asparagus notes, with good zing for the vintage.

 

 

90-93 - James MOLESWORTH - WWW.WINESPECTATOR.COM

Clos Floridène Rouge
Vintage 2018

Streamlined and fresh in feel, offering a polished beam of cherry and red currant notes laced with subtle tobacco and mineral hints, sleek finish.

 

90-93 - James MOLESWORTH - WWW.WINESPECTATOR.COM

Château Reynon Rouge
Vintage 2018

Ripe, but very pure and focused, with a delightful beam of cassis and cherry preserves. Subtle tobacco and licorice notes emerge on the finish.

 

89-92 - James MOLESWORTH - WWW.WINESPECTATOR.COM

Château Haura Rouge
Vintage 2018

Direct, showing cherry paste and licorice notes steaked with light tar and tobacco elements on the finish.

 

89-92 - James MOLESWORTH - WWW.WINESPECTATOR.COM

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne
Vintage 2018

Spicy, featuring tangerine and clementine notes layered with almond and ginger cream flavors. Shows a bit more zing than most of its peers in this generally forward and direct vintage.

 

91-94 - James MOLESWORTH - WWW.WINESPECTATOR.COM

Château Cantegril Sauternes
Vintage 2018

A juicy, compact wine, with a all of almond, ginger and tangerine notes in the middle, Reveals a flash of honey on the finish.

89-92 - James MOLESWORTH - WWW.WINESPECTATOR.COM

Château Doisy-Daëne Barsac
Vintage 2018

Direct, featuring glazed peach and pear flavors draped with a heather honey note.

89-92 - James MOLESWORTH - WINE SPECTATOR

Château Doisy-Daëne Barsac
Vintage 2017

Pale golden. Apples, peach, apricots, pineapples, pure and bright fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, detailed, playful, bright, elegant, lovely balance, long.

92-94/100 - Christer BYKLUM - B my Bordeaux
Mai 2018