2014 Beausejour Duffau 75CL
Wine Rating: RP 91 points
Drink by: 2021 - 2035
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.
"The Château Beausejour has belonged to the Duffau-Lagarrosse family since 1847. For seven generations, the Duffau-Lagarrosse heirs have striven to sustain this vineyard, a jewel ingrained on the slope, offering itself to the wind and the sun, to conserve its renown. The eighth generation is in stride and the Duffau-Lagarrosse heirs have conferred the management of the family estate to two of its members, Christophe Redaud and Vincent Duffau-Lagarrosse. Their mission: perpetuate the values of Château Beausejour."
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