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2015 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

In the realm of fine Bordeaux, certain vintages send a frisson through the spines of enthusiasts and collectors alike. The 2015 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse is one such treasure, commanding respect with its rich tapestry of flavours begot from a year that was, by all accounts, spectacular across Saint-Emilion.

 

A Study in Elegance and Power

The climatic idyll of 2015 imparted upon the grapes of this esteemed plot a confluence of ripeness and acuity seldom achieved in tandem. This year saw a vintage rightly acclaimed for its balance of concentration and freshness, a dichotomy that the Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse masters with aplomb. The assured hand of winemaking has skilfully captured this harmonious interplay, yielding an investment-worthy wine with superb ageing potential.

 

Descriptors Defining Distinction

One appreciates on the nose an enclave of dark fruit, where black cherry consorts with cassis beneath overtones of floral and mineral nuances. Upon partaking, this 2015 claret from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse unfolds with aristocratic grace, its tannins both firm and finely stitched into the fabric of the full-bodied palate. The embodiment of terroir speaks through layers: tobacco takes a bow, spice provides punctuation, while oak imparts whispers of vanilla and toast to this classic tale.

 

Investment Merit Coupled with Sensory Delight

For the wine investor, be assured that the pedigree of this vintage harnesses not only nuance but noticeable longevity. As its evolution marches profitably on through the years, one can anticipate how tertiary elements will come to punctuate an already diverse lexicon of flavours. It is within this continued maturation that both value and pleasure will concurrently peak.

To conclude, those vigilant for opportunities within their vinous portfolios would do well to cosset bottles of the 2015 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse. Therein lies a draught not merely representative, but emblematic of what aficionados consider to be one amongst the halcyon harvests of Bordeaux's virtuosic viticultural heritage.

Market price (CAD)

$1,990.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

85.71

Scores and tasting notes

92-95

Offers lovely richness, with a very caressing feel to the layers of warm plum compote and boysenberry confiture. Underneath all the fruit is a very fine-edged chalky thread, yet the feeling overall is velvety and lush. A beauty.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth - winespectator.com

91-93

The 2015 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) is a blend of 90% Merlot picked between 25 September and 5 October, 10% Cabernet Franc picked on 5 and 12 October. It was cropped at 34 hl/ha. It has a very intense, quite opulent bouquet, just like the 2015 Pavie-Macquin from barrel, with fig-tinged red cherry fruit, hints of kirsch and glycerin. The palate likewise shows more refinement and class, the tannins fine and the acidity well judged. It has a fresh finish, though it just needs to muster a touch more tension and sense of energy right on the finish. Let's see what happens during its élevage, because it has the materials to turn into a very fine Saint Emilion.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 27 April 2016

17

A Stéphane Derenoncourt wine. Nicolas Thienpont has been making this wine since 2009. 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. 34 hl/ha yield. Very dark crimson. Brooding and vibrant on the nose. Sweet and fully ripe - almost Pomerol-like in its intensity. Big and bold. Even a bit brutal.

Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com

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