While no one will confuse the 2005 with this estate’s prodigious 1990, it is an outstanding effort from one of St.-Emilion’s finest terroirs. In terms of potential, the vineyard is exceeded only by Ausone, Pavie and Belair for micro-climate and exposition. A beautiful dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by an ethereal nose of blueberry liqueur, spring flowers, melted licorice, raspberries, and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied with good acidity, sweet but high tannin, a broad mouthfeel, and admirable elegance as well as freshness, this beauty should age easily for 25+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035.
“One of the most singular Bordeaux I have ever tasted, it verges on being port-like, but it pulls back because of the extraordinary minerality and laser-like focus.”
–Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Located in the Right Bank of France’s Bordeaux region, Château Beauséjour-Duffau-Lagarrosse, has been operated by the Duffau Lagarrosse family since 1847. Château Beauséjour-Duffau-Lagarrosse ideal location has been ranked Premier Grand Cru Classé B in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. Predominately utilizing Merlot to produce red wine, Beauséjour-Duffau-Lagarrosse has 7 hectares of vineyards. In the 1990s, they caught the eye of highly acclaimed critic Robert Parker, giving the 1990 vintage a perfect 100 points.
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