2012 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse)
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2012 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse)
  • VN 96
  • JD 96
  • WE 95
  • JS 95
  • JL 95
  • WS 94
  • WA 93
  • NM 92

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$79.94

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Reg: $99.94

$79.94

This product is
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VN 96
Vinous, January 2016
The 2012 Beauséjour Heritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse is simply magnificent. Succulent black cherries, hard candy, savory herbs, smoke, licorice and tobacco all burst from the glass in a rich, voluptuous, concentrated wine. The...   The 2012 Beauséjour Heritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse is simply magnificent. Succulent black cherries, hard candy, savory herbs, smoke, licorice and tobacco all burst from the glass in a rich, voluptuous, concentrated wine. The tannins are there, but they are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. Grilled herbs, smoke, cedar and tobacco meld into the explosive, resonant finish. The 2012 is 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc that spent 16-18 months in French oak, 75% new. There are a number of talented people who work on the Beauséjour wines, including Nicolas Thienpont, David Suire, Stéphane Derenoncourt and Julien Lavenu, but the most important thing is the terroir. And it is world class. Vivid and beautifully sculpted throughout, the 2012 has closed down since I last tasted it, about four months ago. There is little doubt it is one of the wines of the vintage. Don't miss it!  
JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, December 2017
One of the stars in the vintage is the 2012 from Beausejour Duffau which checks in as 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. It sports an inky purple color as well as classic notes of blackberries, blueberries, crushed...   One of the stars in the vintage is the 2012 from Beausejour Duffau which checks in as 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. It sports an inky purple color as well as classic notes of blackberries, blueberries, crushed violets and graphite. This big, rich, concentrated 2012 has shut down slightly since release, yet still offers tons of density and texture. Hide bottles for another 3-4 years and enjoy over the following two decades or more. This is still available in the market and is a no brainer purchase.  
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, April 2013
(WE93-95 points) This is a powerful wine with solid fruits and structure. The palate is full of beautifully ripe fruit—packed with rich and juicy blackberries. It shows how the potential of this property is being realized.
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, February 2015
This is really sexy and polished with ultra-fine tannins, dark fruit, dark mushrooms, berries and dried strawberries. Wonderful. Better in 2019.
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2019
Smoke, olives, herbs, flowers, red fruits and earthy scents are easy to locate. On the palate the wine shines with its fresh, ripe, vibrant, strict, fresh blast of ripe, sweet crisp red fruits. The wine exudes its unique...   Smoke, olives, herbs, flowers, red fruits and earthy scents are easy to locate. On the palate the wine shines with its fresh, ripe, vibrant, strict, fresh blast of ripe, sweet crisp red fruits. The wine exudes its unique combination of fruit, rocks, lift and purity. You are going to need at least a decade of cellaring for this wine before it starts showing its true character. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2012+Beausejour+  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, March 2015
Quite ripe, with unctuous plum sauce and warmed fig fruit. A solid graphite spine gives this definition and drive, while smoldering tobacco and anise notes fill in the finish. The gorgeous echo of boysenberry at the very...   Quite ripe, with unctuous plum sauce and warmed fig fruit. A solid graphite spine gives this definition and drive, while smoldering tobacco and anise notes fill in the finish. The gorgeous echo of boysenberry at the very end bodes well for the cellar. Best from 2017 through 2030.  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Beausejour Duffau Lagarosse has a dense, slightly broody but well-defined bouquet with scents of blackberry, cedar and tobacco, lending it a Left Bank-like...   Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Beausejour Duffau Lagarosse has a dense, slightly broody but well-defined bouquet with scents of blackberry, cedar and tobacco, lending it a Left Bank-like personality. In fact, I found this reminiscent of (modern) Château Figeac! The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well-judged acidity, structured and a little masculine, but don't worry, there is sufficient fruit here to please any Saint Emilion lover. The finish is harmonious and refined. A bright future lies ahead. Tasted January 2016. - Neal Martin  
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2013
(NM90-92 points) The 2012 is a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc, cropped between 13th and 18th October and 20th and 23rd October respectively. That late picked Cabernet tells on the nose that is glossy and...   (NM90-92 points) The 2012 is a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc, cropped between 13th and 18th October and 20th and 23rd October respectively. That late picked Cabernet tells on the nose that is glossy and ostentatious with touches of raisin and fresh prune informing the red fruit profile. The palate is full-bodied with sumptuous, decadent ripe red fruit. It has a soft, sexy mouthfeel and it glides across the mouth without a murmur. Yet I prefer the tension and delineation exuded by Pavie-Macquin this year. I would have picked a little earlier.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML