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2004 Chateau Doisy-Vedrines, Sauternes, France

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Wine Notes

Second Growth. Deuxieme Cru Classe in 1855.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $35   From: $35   To: $40

Search Rank 576 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 576th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 469th

Score: 87. When to drink: 2007 to 2025
The Wine-Searcher score of 87/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
88/100   2007 to 2017
17/20   2010 to 2025
17/20   2009 to 2018
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Award Organization Award Year Result
Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2008 1 Star
Japan Wine Challenge 2007 Gold
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Price History for 2004 Chateau Doisy-Vedrines, Sauternes, France
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Grape Variety: Semillon

Semillon is one of the wine world's unsung heroes. The gold-skinned grape produces France's most famous and revered sweet wines (notably Sauternes), and some of the greatest dry white wines of Australia (specifically those of the Hunter Valley). And yet, few Semillons between these two extremes attract much attention.

When vinified, sweet wine made from Semillon can take on a plethora of flavors, particularly stone-fruit (apricot, peach, nectarine, mango), and secondary notes such as citrus, nut and honey. Perhaps the wine’s most remarkable feature is its silken texture, caused by the concentration of sugar and glycerol.

As a dry wine, Semillon requires a unique set of conditions in which to make quality wine. In the ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Sauternes wine region

    Sauternes, 40 miles (65km) south of Bordeaux city, is a village famous for its high-quality sweet wines. Although some wineries here produce dry wines, they sell them under appellations other than the sweet-specific Sauternes appellation. The village is surrounded on all sides by vineyards, the best of which produce some of the world's most prestigious, long-lived and expensive dessert wines. A half-bottle of top-quality, aged Sauternes wine from a good vintage can command prices in excess of US$1000.

    The classic Sauternes wine has an intense golden color (darker than most other dessert wines), which turns a deep amber as it ages in bottle. The aromas include blossom and stone fruit, with a hint of honeysuckle – the trademark of botrytized wines. The best wines balance sweetness with acidity, concentration with freshness, and power with elegance.

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  • Graves wine region

    Graves is a wine district in France's Bordeaux region, characterized by the gravel soils (graves) after which it is named. Unique among Bordeaux's sub-regions, Graves is respected as much for its red wines as for its whites. It is the only district producing Grand Cru wines of both colors, most notably the Premier Grand Cru chateaux Haut-Brion (dry red and dry wh ... more

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