94-96/100 Andrew Caillard MW. Medium pale colour. Intense honey/ marzipan/ lemon curd/ flinty aromas and flavours. Well concentrated honey/ marzipan flavours, underlying ginger/ vanilla notes, crisp lacy acidity. Finishes al dente and long. Very lovely wine.
95-97/100 Robert Parker Jr. The aromatics on the Doisy-Daene comes racing out of the blocks like a March hare, soaring from the glass with honey, quince and lychee aromas with a sorbet like freshness and vivacity. The palate is supremely well balanced with a heightened level of tension and purity, offering delectable but subtle notes of white peach and apricot towards the beautifully composed, mineral-rich finish. Curiously, it reminds me of a top-flight Mosel Auslese, but what a fabulous Barsac from Denis Dubourdieu!
17/20 Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson. Pure tart citrus liveliness on the nose and creamy too. Mineral and a light spice. Powerfully rich and honeyed. Broad across the mouth but long, too. Orangey freshness on the long finish and a hint of marzipan. Freshness right to the very end. Concentrated and pure.
18.5/20 Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Decanter. True to house style, there is lifted flavours of intense marmalade and dried mango with refreshing acidity. Fantastic concentration, finely textured sweetness and excellent length. Drink 2021-2047.
95–98/100 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator.Very backward today, with viscous green plum, green almond, quince, pineapple, fig and pear notes still assimilating one another. The long, toasted almond- and ginger-filled finish has terrific depth.—J.M.