$22, 5 stars, 96 points, dessert wine, sauternes, sweet white wine
To top off our Sunday Roast dinner I pulled this amazing beauty out of the cellar and let it loose. I had tasted the Doisy-Vedrines 2010 previously and needed an equally big night to taste this vintage. After thoroughly loving the Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon with our dinner it was appropriate to get this bottle cracking. I previously gave the 2010 95 points, how would this one hold out?
Golden yellow in the glass with a nose of honey, candied pear, botrytis and peach cobbler. Almond crisp with apricot torte and honeyed pears came in the first wave. Pineapple syrup with flowers and citrus fill the mid palate along with some pear pie, absolutely gorgeous. Sublime balance with a razor sharp acidity and 60 second finish make this a near perfect wine. Top to bottom- a smooth transition, 96 point plus for me. I noticed huge legs in the glass and had to double check the bottle, 13.5 % alcohol but nary a sign of it. One final thought….Uncious but not stuffy. I paid $22 for this stunner worthy of 5 stars. Ps. I bought all they had of the two vintages! Salut….