Chateau Doisy-Daëne is located in Barsac, in the Sauternes appellation, and is classified as a Second Growth under the 1855 classification of Sauternes. The soil on the property is distinctive for the region, as a layer of clayey sand (‘Barsac red sands’) is near the surface. This contributes to the unique, exceptional terroir of the estate. The chateau’s wines are known for their concentrated fruit profiles on the palate, while exhibiting a crystal-like purity that combines strength and power.
The 2014 Chateau Doisy-Daëne is an expressive, flavourful wine. The nose showcases notes of ripe citrus and tropical fruits, along with honey and marmalade. It has a rich mouth-feel, with medium body, balanced sweetness and a long finish. The 2014 blend is 85% Semillon, 12.5% Sauvignon Blanc and 0.50% Muscadelle.
In exceptional vintages, the chateau also produces their top range wine entitled L’Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne. The vintage 2014 proved worthy of this limited production. This 2014 vintage is rich and opulent. The nose hints at a particularly complex bouquet, while the palate is creamy and balanced. James Molesworth, for Wine Spectator, has called it ‘a likely classic in the making’. The 2014 blend is 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon.