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2002 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

In the constellation of fine wines, the exquisite 2002 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse radiates with a finesse that is quintessentially Saint-Emilion. My intimate acquaintance with this chateau's productions over the decades spotlights this vintage as one to revere for both its singularity and its investment charisma.


A Vintage of Valour Amidst Challenge

The year 2002 was not without its challenges in Bordeaux; a vintage that demanded the acumen of the region's vintners. It is within these rigorous seasons that the character of both the terroir and talent surfaces. The response from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse was nothing short of mastery—a wine that encapsulates resilience and grace under pressure.

The 2002 iteration counters expectations with a tenacious display of robust fruit, tempered by evolving secondary notes of truffle and cigar box. The tannic structure has mellowed exquisitely, yielding a plush yet sophisticated mouthfeel. The providential interplay between Merlot and Cabernet Franc crafts an elegant tapestry of flavours, presenting evidence of impeccable aging potential.


An Embodiment of Investment and Enjoyment

Collectors will note the investment worthiness in securing allocations of the 2002 vintage. Unlike more lauded years, this sleeper success represents an astute foray for those seeking both value appreciation and vinous delight. The 2002 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse offers a storied journey from vine to cellar—a journey that continues to reward with every contemplative sip.

As with weathering the elements, investing in this vintage is about understanding nuance and potential over immediate gratification. The genuine complexity woven into each bottle confirms its place amongst connoisseurs seeking to add depth to their collections. This charismatic vintage stands as a compelling chapter in the narrative of Saint-Emilion's oenological odyssey—one that commands attention within the panorama of fine wine investment.

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Classic aromas of blueberries and flowers are present in this medium-bodied, complex, fragrant 2002. While it is outstanding aromatically, there is a bit of leanness on the palate. Nevertheless, it is a very good effort to enjoy during its first decade of life.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 28 April 2005

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