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Friday, 29 November 2019

Extravagant de L'Extravagant



It is a rare bird indeed the Extravagant de Doisy Daëne, and even rarer to see two vintages side by side. To have a vertical is nearly unheard of. Actually, this is the first and only ever conducted by Doisy Daëne themselves. Normal production, in a great vintage, is 3 barrels. Yes, the 3 best barrels in the house. A few vintages has seen a larger production, but just a few. So that gives you hardly a 1000 liters of this hugely seductive nectar, for the world. In a top year. Luckily, Sauternes has had a streak of them lately. These bottles are incredibly difficult to find in the market, it is indeed rare that I see them outside the shop at Doisy Daëne. About 2000 half bottles is made, as these are normally bottled as half bottles. So if you find one, grab it, it might be years until the next one comes along.

2017 L'Extravagant de Doisy Daëne
Pale golden. Incredibly pure apricots, pineapples, just a whiff of some exotic spices, detailed and layered nose. Fresh acidity, elegant texture, creamy and nuanced, soothing, rich, incredible balance, dense, playful acidity. Gorgeous balance and never ending finish. 100

2016 L'Extravagant de Doisy Daëne
Pale golden. Apricots, touch of honey, floral high notes, layered, nuanced and elegant, refined nose. Fresh acidity, lively, playful, detailed, lovely balance, apricots, honey and pineapples, faint spicy touch mid palate and in the finish towards cinnamon, long. Light bitterness far back in the finish. 97

2013 L'Extravagant de Doisy Daëne
Golden. Honey, pineapples, some cinnamon, detailed and layered nose, vanilla and spices. Rich. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruit driven, rich and dense, creamy, layered, touch of caramel in the back, layers of tropical fruits, intense and long. Sublime! 98

2012 L'Extravagant de Doisy Daëne
Golden. Honey, apricots, vanilla, bit lighter nose than the 2013, but expressive. Fresh acidity, pineapples, apples, peach and apricots, elegant and playful, lovely balance, nuanced and long. A bit more of a ballerina. 95

2010 L'Extravagant de Doisy Daëne
Golden. Apricots, apples, light vanilla, fruit driven nose, still young and almost tight. Fresh acidity, playful, almost vibrant, spicy, rich, dense, intense, layered, incredible body and complexity, this one is singing on all strings on the palate, has depth and soprano. Wow. And never ending finish. 100

2009 L'Extravagant de Doisy Daëne
Golden. Pineapples, cinnamon, touch of tobacco, floral and a hint of musk, incredible complexity and depth on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rich, intense, rounded, creamy, fruit driven mid palate before an intense finish with caramel and toffee thrown in fir good measure. Again, incredibly long. 98

2007 L'Extravagant de Doisy Daëne
Golden with amber hue. Apricots, cinnamon, some spices, layered and rich, dense nose if not that intense. Fresh acidity, fruity, rich, caramel, apricots and spices, pineapples, peach, playful, superbly balanced, incredibly long. 100

2005 L'Extravagant de Doisy Daëne
Golden with amber hue. Apricots, spices, rich, caramel, detailed, layered, touch of lemon curd nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, apricots, pineapples, layered, detailed, intense, creamy yet not fat, long. Touch bitter finish. Incredible length. 100

2004 L'Extravagant de Doisy Daëne

Golden with amber hue. Rich, nutty, some caramel, apricots, pineapples, layered and complex nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, some raisins, apricots, pineapples, starting to show more developed notes, creamy and rounded texture, some caramel, smooth and silky, incredibly long. Amazing wine. 97

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