L’Extravagant de Doisy Daene 2002
L’Extravagant de Doisy Daene – Barsac
Bill Blatch: For those not familiar with this wine, it is the production of a special part of the Doisy Daene estate that Denis Dubourdieu trims to 2 bunches per vine and waits up to a month further before harvesting, then he was the first to develop yeasts capable of fermenting 30°+ musts. Only a few barrels are made each year and it is available only in hand-blown embossed bottles, capsuled with beeswax and each packed in an individual wooden case. The wine is of course hopelessly sweet, sweeter even than Canadian ice-wine but with more fermented alcohol than ice-wine. Yet it is remarkably fresh tasting, vibrant and its aftertaste goes on for ever, carried by the sweetest of finishes in the universe. A very special wine indeed that can surely only be drink on its own.
£124.55 / half bottle