Pierre, Denis & Jean-Jacques: Doisy-Daëne & L’Extravagance 1942-2013 (Jan 2022)

The 1996 L’Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne has a deep amber hue. It has a very Tokaji nose, well defined, but maybe not as complex as more recent vintages. Barley sugar, creme caramel and caramelised pear, a touch of peach skin. The palate is very well balanced, unctuous and maybe just missing a bit of acidity on the finish that renders it a little cloying compared to the 2004 and 2006. Drink over the next decade.