L’Extravagent de Doisy Daene 2009 En Primeur Sauternes
L’Extravagent de Doisy Daene – AC Barsac
With just 7 Barrels of L’Extravagant produced, this must be the most exclusive wine in Sauternes!
Bill Blatch: Denis has also managed to produce 7 barrels of “Extravagant”, a 50-50 Sauvignon – Sémillon blend this year, with 12° of alcohol and 220 g/l residual. It is a very fat style of wine, more on its power than the slightly more fruit-driven ’07.
Wine Advocate – 98-100pts: There are probably around seven casks of the 2009 L’Extravagant de Doisy-Daene, although that may decrease a little after racking. An equal blend of Semillon and Sauvignon, it delivers a record 220gms residual sugar and yet still exudes astounding minerality and precision, with touches of clear honey, frangipane and cold wet stones. The palate is full-bodied with a mellifluous texture, perfect acidity to slice through that rich botrytized fruit, stunning balance, citrus peel, apricot, Clementine, lemon curd and a hint of ginger. With awesome length, leaving that tingling sensation akin to Szechuan pepper, this wine truly lives up to its name.
Wine Spectator – 95-98 Points: This is rich and concentrated, with crème brûlée and apple crumble on the nose and palate. Full-bodied and very sweet. Thick and powerful. Layered and massive.
All prices are £ per case of 6 x 37.5cl bottles In Bond UK. Wines are currently in barrel and will be bottled and shipped from 2012 after which either in bond storage, in bond delivery or duty paid delivery (including VAT) charges will be invoiced at 2012 rates.
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