2001 Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarosse, St-Emilion
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.
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.
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.
From Jancis Robinson: "Succulent and lively and complete. Juicy and beguiling. Long. Fresh and mineral." (03/2011)