Chateau Beauséjour (Duffau-Lagarrosse), Premier Grand Cru Classe(B), Saint-Emilion, 2017
Segu: 88% Merlot ja 12% Cabernet Franc.
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Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 97 Points
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.
James Suckling – 96 Points
This has a very attractive, ripe black-fruit nose with toasted spices, violets and dark-stone notes. Iodine and cedar, too. The palate is powerful and has quite intense flavors of blackberries and blueberries with a super rich and ripe frame of tannin that carries long and expands the finish in impressive style. Very long. Try from 2025.
Wine Enthusiast – 96 Points
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.
Jeb Dunnuck – 96 Points
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. Rating: 96+