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2014 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

As the Bordeaux landscape continuously evolves with the seasons, so do the expressions of its vintages. The 2014 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse is no exception. This particular year stands as a testament to the unique climatic conditions that marked Saint-Emilion's terroir, nestling itself into the storied tradition of fine winemaking that defines this acclaimed Right Bank appellation.

 

Artful Expressions of a Unique Terroir

While some may overlook the 2014 vintage in favour of its more opulent neighbours, connoisseurs recognize it as a sleeper, awaiting due appreciation. The season presented a balance of trials and rewards: an auspicious start to the spring, challenges in summer, and then, a saving grace— an Indian summer that coaxed the grapes towards optimal ripeness. The results at Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse were impressive: a wine with emphatic charm and an alluring depth that will intriguingly unfold with time.

 

Cool Precision Meets Elegant Power

With intricate layers, the 2014 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse unfolds on the palate with cool poise. There's a spine of minerality that affirms its Saint-Emilion lineage, which adeptly complements the wine's generous fruit core. An ensemble of dark berries, plum and cassis notes dance amidst an aromatic medley of floral and earthy undertones. Vigilant maturation in oak barrels bequeaths the wine with a refined tannic structure and a whisper of spices lending to its long and elegant finish.

For investors casting their gaze upon the enticing world of fine wine, this vintage illustrates deft craftsmanship resilient through challenging climates. It speaks of longevity; an investment quality as tangible as its evolving bouquet.

 

Meditations on Legacy and Investment

The beauty embedded in the narrative of the 2014 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse is mirrored by its potential ascent in value over time. This offering from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse showcases not just the resilience but also the finesse that Saint-Emilion is lauded for. When calibrated with foresight and patience, this investment can mature into a rewarding treasure—akin to how each note within this vintage was crafted to harmonise over years.

Market price (CAD)

$1,080.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

46.43

Scores and tasting notes

93-94

No tasting note available.

James Suckling - Jamesuckling.com (04/2015)

93-96

No tasting note available.

Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator

92

No tasting note available.

Tim Atkin - TimAtkin.com (04/2015)

91

The 2014 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) was an intriguing and quite mercurial Saint Emilion when I tasted it from barrel. Now in bottle, it has developed a quite compelling bouquet, very pure with black cherries, iodine, potpourri and crushed violets. The intensity is very impressive. The palate is medium-bodied with almost rigid tannin. This is a masculine wine, perhaps one that has closed down after bottle since it was so expressive from barrel. It is much more linear than I was expecting, even with a touch of hardness on the finish. It is a rather enigmatic Saint Emilion, one tricky to pin down at the moment. Hopefully more flesh will surface with bottle age and just balance out that strict finish. Let's see where this will go. Certainly I would not broach this for a few years.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 31 March 2017

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