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2020 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

The fervour woven into the fabric of Bordeaux's 2020 vintage has been mirrored splendidly in the offerings from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse. This esteemed estate, resting on Saint-Emilion's limestone plateau, has a predilection for crafting wines that exude finesse and depth. The 2020 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse is no exception to this rule and stands as a testament to the exceptional capabilities of this cherished terroir.

 

An Emblematic Vintage

Before delving into the nectar of the Gods that is the 2020 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse, let us spare a moment to reflect upon the conditions that ennobled its creation. A vintage sculpted by nature’s ‘mise en scène’; cool nights and warm days contrived to bestow the grapes with an enviable balance of ripeness and retained acidity.

Accolades befitting this wine are drawn not just from its harmonious composition but its arresting complexity, too. Redolent with dark berry fruits that whisper tales of plum orchards in twilight bloom; graphite nuances intertwine with subtle hints of violet and star anise, encapsulating the wine's grace and intensity.

 

A Vintage Worth Pursuing

The palate experiences an equally rewarding adventure, where supple tannins extend an invitation to savor each layered sip. It capitulates to an alchemy of ripe cherries dipped in dark chocolate, where textural elegance befits its noble structure. Thereto, the artistry extends beyond mere flavours. This wine's vestige lingers long after the last pour, firming its place amongst distinguished cellars and collections.

Investment potential thrives here, for the 2020 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse is poised with a steady trajectory towards vinous stardom. It is one for discerning collectors; those who recognize that amongst a pantheon of great vintages, some remain etched a little deeper in the annals of oenology.

As it graces our palates today with youthful vigour, it also promises a luminous path ahead, maturing with dignified poise. This rare cuvée from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse indeed offers a splendid dichotomy – vivacious now yet contemplative with cellar age.

With each review I pen and each vintage I encounter, my reverence grows for the narratives woven by these venerable estates. The 2020 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse beckons investment-minded connoisseurs with its poetic licence on tannin and terroir. In it lies both history in the making and a tasting experience paused on the cusp of perfection.

Market price (CAD)

$1,890.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

70.63

Scores and tasting notes

95-97

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) wafts out of the glass with a glamorous perfume of red roses, kirsch, garrigue and black raspberries, giving way to a core of ripe blackberries and juicy black plums, plus earthy hints of truffles and tar. The medium to full-bodied palate is densely laden with loads of very finely packed and fragrant red and black fruit layers, framed by multilayered grainy and satiny tannin textures and amazing freshness, finishing fantastically long and mineral laced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 3 June 2021

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