2010 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • JS 99
  • JL 98
  • WA 96
  • WS 96
  • NM 93

Reviews for 2010 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) Bordeaux Blend

JS 99
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Clearly the best wine from here since 1989 or 1990. The intensity of dark fruits is insane with citrus and flowers as well as dark fruits. Full and lively with a finish that lasts for minutes but it is dense and impressive.
JL 98
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Produced with help from St. Emilion's dynamic duo Stephan Deroncourt and Nicholas Thienpont this is the second year in a row wine close to the level of the legendary 1990 was produced. However it's possible that 2010... Produced with help from St. Emilion's dynamic duo Stephan Deroncourt and Nicholas Thienpont this is the second year in a row wine close to the level of the legendary 1990 was produced. However it's possible that 2010 could eclipse the 1990 in 20 years! A blend of 73% Merlot 24% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a black/purple colored wine. The wine coats glass as you swirl to find the licorice minerals and ripe spicy ripe black fruit scents. Powerful intensely concentrated sweet and mouth coating this is a hedonistic thrill to sip that also gives you something to think about. The opulent wine ends with a long fresh complex seamless finish of intense purity of fruit and stone that grows in your mouth and lasts over sixty seconds!
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Since the wunderkind team of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt assumed responsibility for this extraordinary vineyard planted on the clay and limestone southern slopes of St.-Emilion quality has soared... 2010: Since the wunderkind team of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt assumed responsibility for this extraordinary vineyard planted on the clay and limestone southern slopes of St.-Emilion quality has soared. The 2009 (rated 96-98+) was the greatest vintage since the estate's prodigious 1990 and the 2010 looks to be its equal. Composed of 73% Merlot 23% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon made from tiny yields of 21 hectoliters per hectare the 2010 achieved a remarkably high 15% natural alcohol. However the high alcohol is completely hidden by the wine's freshness high acids and modest pH. A remarkable nose of blueberries blackberries crushed chalk acacia flowers licorice and truffles is accompanied by an unbelievable minerality on the palate full-bodied power amazing texture a multidimensional personality and a 50+ second finish. One of the most profound wines of the vintage this 2010 should drink well for 30-35 years or more.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Ripe and exotic but focused with really enticing blueberry violet pastis and raspberry aromas and flavors. Lush and long with lots of range and length.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
This has a very refined composed well-defined bouquet with pure cassis and raspberry fruit nice mineralité underneath that should become exposed by age. The palate is very fleshy and oaky on the entry but there is decent... This has a very refined composed well-defined bouquet with pure cassis and raspberry fruit nice mineralité underneath that should become exposed by age. The palate is very fleshy and oaky on the entry but there is decent freshness here. Slips down the throat with ease with notes of crushed strawberry redcurrant and a touch of Morello very harmonious towards the finish if lacking a little backbone but very fine nonetheless.
JJB 96
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
Vineyards are planted to 73% merlot 24% cabernet franc 3% cabernet franc. Effusive aromas of pure cassis waft from the glass. The palate displays mouth-coating fruit with underlying notes of fresh earth and granite. Fine... Vineyards are planted to 73% merlot 24% cabernet franc 3% cabernet franc. Effusive aromas of pure cassis waft from the glass. The palate displays mouth-coating fruit with underlying notes of fresh earth and granite. Fine tannins are covered by the rich fruit but tangy acids keep things in check. Best to drink on the earlier side between 2021-2025.