Beausejour Duffau Lagarrosse

Beausejour Duffau Lagarrosse

Selection: Red

Vintage: 2016

Score: 97

Drink: 2022+

Price: $204.08 excl. GST

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$204.08 excl. GST
Size 750ml
Format Bottle
Clear selection
  • Tasting Notes

Description

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) slips seductively out of the glass with perfumed scents of candied violets, chocolate-covered cherries, lavender and baked plums with nuances of redcurrants, forest floor, mossy bark and new leather. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has bags of grace and finesse with a super fine-grained frame and lovely freshness lifting the intense, perfumed fruits to a very long, mineral-tinged finished. Gorgeous.

– Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robertparker.com, Score: 97

 

The 2016 Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse has a finely tuned bouquet that has gained a little delineation and detail since I tasted it from barrel. There is now more mineralité and greater focus. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine line of acidity, and the smooth texture belies the backbone underneath. The intense finish features small black cherries, melted tar and graphite notes. This is an excellent Saint-Émilion, though it will need several years in bottle.

– Neal Martin, Vinous.com, Score: 95

 

The aromas of mushrooms, tobacco, vine bark, stones and black fruit. It changes so quickly and then comes back. Full-bodied and remarkably balanced, concentrated and structured. Such precision and beauty. Try after 2024.

– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 98

 

Dark and winey in feel, with lots of coiled-up macerated dark currant, fig paste and blackberry compote flavors laced with smoldering tobacco and alder notes, all backed by a chalky persistence through the finish. A touch austere now, but with serious length, so tuck this one away in the cellar. Best from 2023 through 2038. 1,833 cases made.

– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 95

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