2022 is a vintage that has produced extremely high quality from the very top to bottom, with a variety of styles that accentuates terroir. For us there are several wines that we would describe as the finest we have tasted. This is of course a sign of a great vintage, however 2022 is far from homogenous and because of this selecting carefully is a must.
“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…
“The 2022 Croix de Labrie has quite an expressive bouquet with macerated red cherries, raspberry coulis, iodine and incense aromas. It takes time to cohere but eventually achieves fine focus.
The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, fleshy focused and lightly spiced. There's a refined, persistent, peppery finish...”
“The 2022 Climens was tasted from a prepared sample, although the final blending has not been done - though it still represents around 95% of what will be the final wine.
There were just two tries this vintage between 6 and 23 October, and there is 141g/L residual sugar. It has a fragrant bouquet with…