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. Drinking Window 2022 - 2040
87% Sémillon, 13% Sauvignon Blanc, yield 21 hl/ha. 37% new oak. RS 132 g/l, TA 3.65 g/l, pH 3.78. Barrel sample. 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. (JH) 13.5% Drink 2023-2030
Pale to medium lemon-gold in color, the 2018 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.