2016 Château Doisy Daëne ‘L’Extravagant’


Château Doisy-Daëne is a Barsac estate that produces top-class, sweet Bordeaux white wines that are characterised by their finesse and richness.

The property takes the second part of its name from an English gentleman who bought it when the original Doisy estate was split up in the 19th century. The 18.2 hectares of vineyards underwent extensive replanting in the 1950s and ‘60s, now planted to 86 per cent Sémillon and 14% Sauvignon Blanc, at a density of over 7,000 plants per hectare.

In the year 2000 Denis Dubourdieu took over the estate. A legendary figure in Bordeaux wine circles, Denis was best known for pioneering the region’s dry white wines, improving their quality and reputation. Sadly, after being awarded the La Légion d’Honneur by the French government, he passed away in 2016. His two sons, Jean-Jacques and Fabrice have taken over the running of the family’s estates.

The estate produces three wines: a dry white, a classic sweet wine and a special cuvée, L’Extravagant, which is only made in outstanding vintages. It is the estate’s sweet wines which receives most global acclaim; quintessential Barsac with the emphasis on finesse, poise and elegance, rather than power and force.

Classified as a Sauternes 2ème Cru Classé, Ch. Doisy Daëne’s wines can age gracefully for up to 20 years.

1 in stock

SKU: DOISYEX16EC Category:


97+ points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Pale lemon colored, the 2016 L’Extravagant has an electric nose of lime cordial, grapefruit, fresh pineapple and orange blossom with nuances of acacia honey, peach blossoms and chalk dust. Super sweet, super rich and fantastically pure, the palate possesses amazing intensity with a great line of acid to balance and a very, very long finish.

Additional information


Château Doisy Daëne



Grape Variety

Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon



Sub Region



Sweet Wine