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Château Doisy-Védrines (half bottle) 2017

Sauternes AOC 2eme Grand Cru Classe

Critics have been raving over the sweet wines of Doisy Védrines, a tiny estate next to the Premier Cru Sauternes estates Climens and Coutet. The Wine Advocate and James Suckling both award this gem 94 points. Glorious now, amazing in years to come.

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Tasting notes

Long, sweet flavours of pineapple, honey, orange peel and spice


Exotic fruit, orange and dried apricot with hints of caramel

Château Doisy-Védrines (half bottle) 2017

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  • 13.5% ABV
  • 5.06 Units
  • 375.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2040

Doisy Védrines has been in the Castéja family since 1840 and is today run by Pierre Castéja. He maintains exceptionally high standards at the cellar and will declassify a whole vintage if he believes the wines won’t be up to Grand Vin standard. Batches of grapes are fermented separately in oak barriques, then left to mature. After a year, each vat is tested to see if it's worthy of inclusion in the Grand Vin. 2017 was a low yielding vintage in Sauternes with weather in October perfect for encouraging botrytis, or noble rot – the condition essential for producing the world’s finest dessert wines. Critics describe the "energy and purity" of this wine. One to savour on its own or with a strawberry tart with crème anglaise or blue cheeses.

"Rich and fantastically intense, in the citrus and savory layers with a crisp backbone" Lisa Perotti-Brown
Wine Advocate
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