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2001 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

Helmed in the heralded wine-making region of Saint-Emilion, the 2001 vintage of the esteemed Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse stands as a paragon of Bordeaux winemaking. This particular year is etched into the memory for its climatic idiosyncrasies - a season that shaped the tannic backbone and aromatic profile of this lauded offering.


Refinement Shaped by Vintage Variation

The year 2001 declared its intent with finesse; a mild winter gave way to a cool spring, subsequently defining an unhurried vegetative cycle. An unassuming summer followed suit, thwarting potential hazards, allowing for a serene and uniform ripening. It was the precision in timing that granted the Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse grapes their optimum balance between sugar concentration and acidity. The vintage whispers tales of meticulous care and an unwavering commitment to quality under Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse's stewardship.


A Connoisseur’s Palette: Intricacies of the 2001 Vintage

The 2001 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse is a testimony to the terra firma from which it evolves; a mesmeric blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc bestows upon it a tessellation of complexity and elegance. The tannins, matured yet sprightly, craft an architectural framework around luscious red fruit, dark cherries, and an undercurrent of earthy truffle. Aged gracefully, it exhibits subtle notes of cigar box and aged leather, qualities that charm even the most discerning palate.

Savvy fine wine investors recognise the 2001 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse not only for its sensorial delight but also for its cachet in their cellars. As its narrative continues to mature like its contents within bottle confines, it upholds its place as one of the commendable vintages from Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse.


Finale: Investment-Worthy Elegance

Gazed upon through an investor's lens, this vintage beholds promise; with an appreciating arc in maturation, the 2001 displays both a considered investment and an anticipatory delight. As this review stands testament to the allure and depth of the 2001 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse, let it also guide enthusiasts through an enological journey – a discovery of storied vineyards cradled by Saint-Emilion's grace.

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A wine of considerable nobility and breed, the 2001 Beausejour Duffau possesses a classic perfume of crushed stones and blueberries. This delicate, elegant offering is clearly a wine of terroir. Its subtle nature, pure, stylish flavors, and striking aromatics make it easy to dismiss in a blind peer group tasting, but do not make that mistake. There is a lot going on here, and the wine’s personality as well as complexity are stunning. It should hit its prime in 1-3 years, and drink well for 12-15.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2004

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