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Chateau Beausejour Heritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse 2017

$828 a case of 6 Bottles (750ML) | $138 / Unit
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    The Structure and Power of an Intensely Mineral Grand Cru de Saint-Emilion

    Perched majestically on the great limestone hills of Saint-Emilion, Chateau Beausejour Heritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse is part of a small circle of the most emblematic Grand Crus of Bordeaux.

    Expertly managed by the same family since 1847, Vincent Duffau-Lagarrosse and Christophe Redaud are at the helm of the property today. Under the direction of Nicolas Thienpont and David Suire and with the advice of consulting oenologist Stephane Deroncourt, they have put together a brilliant, dynamic and passionate team.

    Coming from an atypical vintage full of contrasts, Chateau Beausejour Heritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse 2017 has brought to a new level the expression of the magnificent Saint-Emilion limestone soil. The blend of the Chateau Beausejour Heritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse 2017 highlights the strength and character of Merlot (88%) and Cabernet Franc (12%) from the limestone slope through a mineral structure and profound saline notes.

    The intense aromatic bouquet magnificently underlines the richesse of black fruit fragrances, which become apparent when the wine is swirled. Fragrances of lavender essence and wet chalk also appear. With a great power and elegance, the palate delivers in full a personality and structure, characterised by a dense texture and chewy tannins. The mid-palate is energetic, unfolding vivacious fruit and spices, followed by a fresh and persistent finish with saline notes. A monument of structure carved out for many years of age.

    Parker : 97 / 100
    J. Suckling : 96 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    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!
    BordeauxSaint-Emilion
    Alcohol
    14.5

    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon

    Dessert wine
    No

    J. Robinson
    16+

    J. Suckling
    96

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    96

    Wine Spectator
    95

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Emilion

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Beausejour

    Classification
    1er grand cru classé "B"

    Parker
    97

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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