Extravagant De Doisy Daene 2022 (375ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
96-98 VM / 93-96 AG
The 2022 L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne, pure Sémillon as usual, is deceptively backward on the nose. The action is on the palate: unctuous honeyed fruit counterbalanced by fine acidity, extremely pure with layers of wild peach, apricot, figs and marmalade on the long finish. Despite its power, it comes across with tenderness and grace. Chapeau Jean-Jacques Dubourdieu. It's outrageous in all the best ways. - Neal Martin, Vinous Media
The 2022 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant soars out of the glass with pineapple, crème brûlée, coconut, tangerine oil and candied orange peel. This is an especially rich vintage for L'Extravagant, a Barsac that usually shows a bit more Sauvignon Blanc energy and cut. This clearly needs time. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Château Doisy-Daëne, Second Cru Classé in 1855, located in Barsac in the Sauternes appellation, is characterized by its unique terroir. The composition of the soil of the Barsac plateau is from a geological standpoint and for the Bordeaux region unusual A thin layer of clayey sands, known as "Barsac red sands", tops the chalky subsoil. This lightly cracked calcareous rock layer limits the rooting depth of the vine to about twenty inches. The water that got stored within the slightly porous rock throughout the summer, is progressively dispensed to the vine during the winter, preventing thus a water overload. This soil is particularly well-suited to the making of elegant and distinguished white wines.
In the best vintages, Doisy-Daëne produces L'Extravagant, an opulent, rare and famous wine.
Blend: 100% - Sauvignon blanc
Denis Dubourdieu Domaines
George, the aesthete and goldsmith of wine making, Pierre the visionary, Denis the great winegrower and reference winemaker for the whites (also behind the the "ISVV" foundation - Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences) and finally Fabrice and Jean Jacques, the worthy heirs, it is an understatement to say that the Dubourdieu family has marked the wine industry through the ages.
Today, the family owns several renowned properties, including Château Reynon, Clos Floridène and Château du Haura. Fabrice and Jean-Jacques, the new generation, honor their father's extraordinary career and highlight, vintage after vintage, the exceptional know-how of this family.
Doisy-Daëne, the first classified growth in the family