2001 Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarosse, St-Emilion

SKU #1071786 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 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.  (6/2004)

89 points Wine Spectator

 Ripe fruit aromas of plums with hints of leather follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Silky. Refined. Best after 2007.  (3/2004)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deep red. Slightly stewy aromas of currant and plum. Fat and chunky but decidedly dry; offers more breadth than definition or sweetness of flavor. Finishes with big, dusty tannins that reach the teeth.  (5/2004)

K&L Notes

From Jancis Robinson: "Succulent and lively and complete. Juicy and beguiling. Long. Fresh and mineral." (03/2011)

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Staff Image By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/17/2011 | Send Email
This was one of my favorites of the tasting, showing more elegance and restraint than extracted fruit. The nose is perfumed and heady with raspberry, mushroom and roasted herbs. The raspberry and plum fruit are still evident on the palate, but take a back seat to the tobacco, mushroom, mineral and herbal flavors. It’s medium-bodied, with integrated tannins and a long finish that has more dusty mushroom and herbal aromas. The wine needs decanting (for the tasting I decanted it for two hours), and because it still has some acidity evident on the finish, I would suggest having it with dinner.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/9/2011 | Send Email
Less than a third of the price of their 2010. I think it deserved 92 points. I love its elegance and texture.

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