Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: Cellar Selection. With ripe, spicy fruit, this is a concentrated, dense wine. It has young, firm tannins that are beginning to integrate with the juicy black fruits and fine, perfumed acidity. This is a serious wine...
Wine Enthusiast, 95 points: Cellar Selection. This wine is rich, with generous black plum and berry fruits. It has a structure that is full, ripe and that will sustain the fruitiness of the wine over many years. The sensation is of velvet, with some...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 90 points: The 2013 Beauséjour (Duffau Lagarrosse) offers impressive intensity given the growing season with crisp and pure dark cherries, raspberry coulis and subtle earthy bordering upon loamy scents. The oak here is nicely...
Decanter, 95 points: In a difficult vintage like 2013, reassuring hands are what you look for, those with an instinctive ability to tease out the best possible from the character of the year. Weather wise things were pretty much the opposite...
Decanter, 93 points: Confident stuff to finish the tasting with a pair of 2013s; not just the main wine but Pensées also. This is clearly still young in terms of structure and primary fruit character, but it’s already beginning to soften, as...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94 points: (WA92-94 points) The wine is opaque purple, shows notes of blueberries, incense, camphor and black berry fruit, with licorice and charcoal notes. Complex aromatics are followed by a medium to full-bodied surprisingly...
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: Cellar Selection. This wine has a lot of class and elegance, along with firm tannins that show how well it will age. It is dark and concentrated, the black fruits still developing under the solid structure. This wine will...
Wine Enthusiast, 92 points: This impressive wine is full of potential.
Powerful wood flavors are currently masking
the fruitiness of the wine. However the weight
of fruit and the rich texture promise good long-term
aging. — R.V.
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: Ripe
and showing the typical generosity of this
château, this bold, round wine is powered by rich
berry and damson fruit flavors. It is juicy and perfumed,
while the tannic structure and wood flavors
are enveloped by...
jamessuckling.com, 90 points: A firm and tangy red with plum, chocolate and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium body, nice flavor. Fresh finish. Drink now.
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: Very well
balanced, this is already a beautiful wine
that could almost be drunk now. Smooth tannins
and oak are layered with red and black-currant
fruits that are perfumed and fresh. The structure
is all there, just...
jamessuckling.com, 95 points: Very enticing sweet tobacco, cedar, tar and blackcurrant on the nose with hints of black mushrooms and violets. It’s full-bodied with layers of ripe tannins that are still slightly chewy, but show poise and focus. Juicy...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94 points: (RP92-94 points) Full-bodied and atypically rich and concentrated for a 2013, it boasts beautiful blueberry and creme de cassis fruit as well as underlying chalky minerality, and good richness and concentration. It is a...
Wine Enthusiast, 91 points: Almost entirely Merlot, this
is a rich and fruity wine. Dusty tannins hang in suspension
alongside the ripe blackberry fruits. The
wine is juicy, fresh with acidity and likely to develop
quickly. Drink from 2018. — R.V.
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