2011 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L
  • WE 96
  • WS 95
  • WA 94
  • JS 93
  • IWC 93

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
Big and powerful this is a wine that is supported by dense tannins. The feeling is dry and firm with a brooding black-currant character.
WS 95
Wine Spectator, April 2012
Open and inviting with almost gushy blueberry fig and boysenberry fruit at first. But then there's lively acidity stitching the finish together with bouncy spice and anise notes and a streak of graphite that should emerge... Open and inviting with almost gushy blueberry fig and boysenberry fruit at first. But then there's lively acidity stitching the finish together with bouncy spice and anise notes and a streak of graphite that should emerge more through the élevage. This has some serious range echoing with fruit and spice.-J.M.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
Another brilliant wine of great nobility and finesse, the 2011 Beausejour-Duffau reveals a saturated chalky minerality as well as plenty of blue and black fruits, and fabulous precision and purity. It possesses a medium... Another brilliant wine of great nobility and finesse, the 2011 Beausejour-Duffau reveals a saturated chalky minerality as well as plenty of blue and black fruits, and fabulous precision and purity. It possesses a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and a distinctive/singular style only possessed by the greatest wines. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades. It promises to be one of the longest lived wines of the vintage. At 14.7% alcohol, this is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. 94+ - Robert Parker
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, April 2012
What a beautiful nose of forest floor dark fruits sweet tobacco and blackberries. Full body with firm and silky tannins and a minerally refined finish. Very polished and well made.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2012
Fully saturated glass-staining ruby-purple. Deep rich aromas of ripe plum and spiced blackcurrant are complicated in the mouth by flavors of minerals and candied violet. An impression of high acidity and strong... Fully saturated glass-staining ruby-purple. Deep rich aromas of ripe plum and spiced blackcurrant are complicated in the mouth by flavors of minerals and candied violet. An impression of high acidity and strong minerality gives this young wine a light touch. Finishes very pure and long.
JJB 97
JJ Buckley, April 2012
Planted to 80% merlot 20% cabernet franc. This 6.5-hectare estate sits on the northwest side of the top of the St. Emilion plateau overlooking the slope that becomes the Pomerol shelf. Average vine age is 35-40 years... Planted to 80% merlot 20% cabernet franc. This 6.5-hectare estate sits on the northwest side of the top of the St. Emilion plateau overlooking the slope that becomes the Pomerol shelf. Average vine age is 35-40 years planted in clay top soil and classic St. Emilion limestone underneath. Fresh perfectly ripe red fruit - raspberry strawberry plums - lead the nose and are the core of the wine on the palate. A citrus freshness-typical of these limestone soils-adds lift to the red fruits and to the wine itself. Beyond the subtleties of the fruit this wine is all about balance and texture perfectly poised and all silk. A genuine expression of 2011 and certainly one of the successes of the vintage in St. Emilion. This will need 5 years after release to unwind and will plateau between 2025-2030. Nicholas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt consult.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2011