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Chateau Duffau Lagarrosse Beausejour St Emilion 2000

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"It showed extremely well in the tastings, with the tell-tale notes of flowers, crushed rock, blueberry and camphor well-displayed. Full-bodied, rich, long, and just beginning to shed its cloak of tannin, this is quite an impressively endowed Beausejour-Duffau...93." WA 6/10.

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Château Beauséjour:
In the 7th edition of his book "BORDEAUX ET SES VINS" (Bordeaux and its wines) dated 1898, Edouard FERET describes this vineyard: "The vineyard is situated on the highest chalky clay hillsides of the area. It is planted with our finest grape varieties grafted onto American rootstock and produces one of the most elegant and full-bodied wines of the village." photo The vineyard acreage is t... Read more
In the 7th edition of his book "BORDEAUX ET SES VINS" (Bordeaux and its wines) dated 1898, Edouard FERET describes this vineyard: "The vineyard is situated on the highest chalky clay hillsides of the area. It is planted with our finest grape varieties grafted onto American rootstock and produces one of the most elegant and full-bodied wines of the village." photo The vineyard acreage is today 37 acres (12 hectares), shared between Merlot grape varieties (70%) and Cabernet Franc grape varieties (30%). The very old vines are pampered and preserved at all cost, along with their plant material (from varieties that no longer exist...), which is reproduced on site with the help of enthusiastic nurserymen, in order to preserve these vines on our plots, since they have enjoyed living here for so long, some for more than 100 years. The pruning of the vines is in double Guyot and the number of vine buds is limited in order to reduce the yield. As a result, the bunches of grapes are evenly distributed along the trunks of the vines, without being jointed, thus improving the maturation and preventing the development of different forms of blight. The vines are situated at the top of the hillside, on the south southwest-facing slope, stretching from outside the bell tower of the Montagne church to the mills of Calon. They benefit from very good chalky subsoil and a thin layer of chalky-clay soil. This is a warm terroir suitable for the maturity of the Merlot. The outstanding terroir and the low yields allow us to practise integrated agriculture at Château Beauséjour. That is to say that the growing methods and the vine cultivation aim to limit as much as possible the use chemical products. They are used only when no other natural solution is possible. Read less

External Reviews for Chateau Duffau Lagarrosse Beausejour St Emilion

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

Undeniably the most complete Beausejour Duffau since the mythical 1990, the black/purple-colored 2000 exhibits a port-like bouquet of licorice, blackberry liqueur, minerals, blueberries, camphor, and melted asphalt. Medium rather than full-bodied, it... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/20/2009

...the black/purple-colored 2000 exhibits a port-like bouquet of licorice, blackberry liqueur, minerals, blueberries, camphor, and melted asphalt. Medium rather than full-bodied, it has a multi-layered texture in addition to gorgeous ripeness...Pure,... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/02/2013

I often lament the fact that only the 1990 and 2009 are wines that fully showcase this extraordinary terroir. However, the 2000 is no "Ugly Betty," so to speak. It showed extremely well in the tastings, with the tell-tale notes of flowers, crushed ro... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Bright red-ruby. Extravagantly ripe nose combines redcurrant, coffee bean, five-spice powder, stewed tomato and exotic oak scents; slight resiny whiff of surmaturite Then silky and bright in the mouth, with plump, dense red berry flavors framed by he... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) 1500ml



"It showed extremely well in the tastings, with the tell-tale notes of flowers, crushed rock, blueberry and camphor well-displayed. Full-bodied, rich, long, and just beginning to shed its cloak of tannin, this is quite an impressively endowed Beausejour-Duffau...93." WA 6/10.

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