Wine Advocate 94 points - The 2009 Doisy-Daene was spectacular out of barrel, however it has never quite reached those ethereal heights in bottle. Perhaps this rich, generous vintage did not quite suit the crisp, tense style of Denis Dubourdieu’s Barsac? Compared to others in this blind tasting, it comes across as more muted on the nose with scents of beeswax, marmalade and lanolin, though the Sauvignon Blanc is very expressive. The palate is very well-balanced on the entry with crisp acidity cutting through the viscous texture. The finish is rounded in the mouth, offering attractive notes of lemon sherbet and orange essence. Everything is very “contained” at the moment, although the tension suggests that it should age well. I suspect this will need a decade before it really blossoms. Drink 2020-2040. (Feb 2013)
Doisy DaŽne wine has a style of its own that privileges a bursting fruit concentrated by the "noble rot",
strength, balance and subtlety of the flavors. The Doisy-DaŽne style is all at once the expression of a great
calcareous soil and a truly aesthetic family tradition, the one of distinguished white wines, of crystal-like
purity, combining power and freshness, in an infinite youth.