The 2013 Doisy-Védrines has a pure and seductive bouquet with lemon curd, apricot blossom and barley sugar scents that blossom in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with dried honey, candied orange peel and light spicy notes toward the finish. It’s not as corpulent or unctuous as other vintages, and I suspect some Sauternes-lovers might appreciate that. Drink now and over the next decade.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2032
Tasted blind. Quite pale. Almonds and lemon. Fat and full but not very long. Easy sweetness/acid balance but then really long. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035
Robert Parker 92
The sample of 2013 Doisy-Vedrines was showing a little reduction on the nose when I first tasted it. The palate is promising, however, perhaps more linear and less honeyed than recent vintages, but that is compensated by greater tension towards the middle and finish. You might describe this as a more streamlined Doisy-Vedrines, dare I say one that is more like Doisy-Daene in style, with wonderful mineralite on the finish.