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Chateau de Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse HDL Saint-Emilion 2017  - First Bottle


97 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) prances out of the glass with energetic notes of crushed black and red plums, black cherries and black raspberries plus wafts of potpourri, oolong tea and lavender. The medium-bodied palate is oh-so-pretty with bags of fragrant fruit and a firm, plush frame, finishing long and perfumed.
96+ Jeb Dunnuck -
The star of the show from Nicolas Thienpont, the 2017 Chateau Beausejour (Duffau-Lagarrosse) checks in as a mix of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc that spent 16-18 months in 60% new French oak. It offers a wonderful bouquet of creme de cassis and black raspberry fruits intermixed with plenty of minerality, spice, chocolate, and leafy herb nuances. With medium to full body, a ripe, concentrated, yet elegant mouthfeel, and a stacked mid-palate, it needs 4-5 years to develop additional complexity but is a brilliant, brilliant 2017 that will have 25-30 years of longevity.
96 Vinous -
The 2017 Beauséjour Héritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse is powerful and backward, with huge tannins wrapped around a core of black cherry, smoke, charcoal, licorice, blackberry jam and graphite. Exotic and rich in the glass, the 2017 needs time to soften, but it is immensely promising, not to mention utterly captivating.
96 Wine Enthusiast -
While this wine is rich, it has great elegance and style. The velvet texture hides powerful tannins, revealing rich black fruits and a solid structure. The wine will age well, the juicy aftertaste giving a glimpse of the ripe future. Drink from 2024.
96 Jeff Leve -
Showing a gleaming garnet hue, the wine is lush with flavor, cashmere tannins and length and purity of fruit. The finish combines dark, sweet fruits and minerality with salty tannins, making this not just a dazzling taste but a distinct feel as well. Reaching 14% alcohol, the wine is a blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. The harvest ran from September 22 to October 2.
95 Wine Spectator -
Dark currant and blackberry compote notes give this a juicy, engaging feel, while dried anise, apple wood and bramble details fill in the background. Shows chewy grip, but maintains freshness and energy, revealing an encore of fruit and licorice snap on the finish. Be patient with this one. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2038. 1,500 cases made
93 Flastaff -
Deep dark ruby ??garnet, violet reflections, delicate lightening of the edges, fresh black berry confit, ripe plums, delicately reminiscent of strawberries, orange zest. Medium body, fine cherry fruit, silky tannins, elegant and persistent, saline finish, good potential for development, the decisive length is still missing at the moment.

Technical Details

  • BlendMerlot and Cabernet Franc
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionBordeaux
  • AppellationSaint-Emilion
  • Alcohol14.5%

Chateau de Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse HDL Saint-Emilion 2017

Proprietary Blends  |  France
WA97, JL96, WE96, WS95, FS93

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This 2017 is a fragrant and elegant masterpiece! Lush and full of vigor from start to finish. Only 12 bottles to share!

About the Producer

Château Beauséjour, located in Montagne-Saint-Émillion northeast of Saint-Émillion, was established in 1851. In 2004, Pierre and Patricia Bernault took ownership with the aim to revive the estate's reputation and status as one of the region's top wines. With the support of renowned oenologist Stephane Derenoncourt, they succeeded in their goal. The vines at Château Beauséjour are grown on a hillside facing south-southwest, from outside the Montagne church's bell tower to the Calon mills. The vines are very old, some over 100 years, and the terroir consists of clay and limestone with limited topsoil. No harmful chemicals are used, and yields are kept low for a more traditional winemaking process with minimal extraction to preserve the wine's elegance.