2017 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse
By Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse
2017 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux
The 2017 vintage in Bordeaux has been one of the most intriguing puzzles for vintners and critics alike. Anecdotes of late frosts and labour-intensive vineyard practices abound, yet amidst this ballet of vintner tribulation, the 2017 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse stands forth as a testament to precision and resilience.
Resilience in a Bottle: A Symphonic Elegance
The drama of 2017’s climate—a stark stage with challenging weather conditions—culminated in wines as unexpected as they are magnetic. Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse, renowned for its unswerving commitment to quality, managed a dance with nature that has resulted in a remarkably vibrant and balanced vintage that befits any discerning wine investment portfolio.
A Narrative of Terroir Through Vintage Expression
This 2017 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse is an eloquent orator for its terroir. A vivid articulation appears in the glass; the wine presents a delightful array of fresh red berries, underscored by delicate floral notes and an earthy undertone that speaks of the limestone bedrock of Saint-Émilion. The finesse of tannins and the well-judged oak influence create a seamless narrative that culminates in an opulent finish.
In tasting this wine, one captures the vintage's true spirit through layers of red fruit interlaced with subtle secondary characteristics still evolving. The charm of 2017 is its immediacy coupled with an enduring potential for development, making it an attractive component in a balanced wine investment strategy.
Investors would be wise to consider the 2017 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse for its singular expression of an intense vintage. Here lies a Saint-Émilion that deftly combines fruit purity with structural poise—a voice within your portfolio that whispers of perseverance and tells stories of triumph over climatic adversity.
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Scores and tasting notes
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.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 16 March 2020
This is very driven and intense with so much limestone and salt character on the palate. Dark fruits, too. Linear and chewy, especially on the long finish. Beautiful center palate of fruit.
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com
Intense, with juicy layers of fig, boysenberry and blackberry compote coursing through. Bramble and spice notes fire up on the finish, which kicks in with an extra bolt of energy at the end. A showy wine that pulls it off.—J.M.
Wine Spectator - James Molesworth - winespectator.com
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Beausejour Heritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse is slightly closed, revealing glimpses at bright, cheery black cherries, black berries and wild blueberries with very serious preserved plums, licorice and mocha in the background and a waft of fragrant soil. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm frame of ripe tannins and seamless freshness supporting the subdued, earthy layers, finishing long and minerally. It should be wonderfully long-lived but will need time to enjoy!
Wine Advocate - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com