Château Doisy-Daëne, Barsac 2021
sweet wine

Château Doisy-Daëne, Barsac 2021

I tasted very few Sauternes and Barsac wines this year, because they have suffered from historically low yields, with many producing nothing at all, or just a tiny sliver of wine (Barsac yields were 86% lower on average than in 2020, and Sauternes 71% lower). This is intense and concentrated, with grated ginger, powerful citrus rind and mandarin puree. Great quality, luscious and well balanced with searing acidity. But with a painfully tiny 1.3hl/h yield, you have to feel for the team involved in making it work.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

750ml

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

Graves

Area

Barsac AOP

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Jane Anson