2012 Château Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) St. Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2012 Château Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse)  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

This is starting to show quite well. With about 90 minutes of decanting you find notes of flowers, black cherry, bay leaf, smoke, espresso, licorice, and dark chocolate. Rich, full-bodied, elegant, and on the way to lush, there is a nice touch of minerality to accompany the ripe, dark red fruits, cocoa, and espresso bean in the finish. It is quite nice now, but will be even better with just a couple of years of cellaring. 95 Points

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Smoke, olives, herbs, flowers, red fruits and earthy scents are easy to locate. On the palate, the wine shines with its fresh, ripe, vibrant, strict, fresh blast of ripe, sweet crisp red fruits. The wine exudes its unique combination of fruit, rocks, lift and purity. You are going to need 5 years or so of cellaring time for this wine before it starts showing its true character. 95 Points

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Minerality, fresh thyme, a hint of mocha, spearmint and ripe, juicy, dark, juicy plums with black cherries are all over the place. The wine is full bodied, supple, long and fresh, with a good sense of purity, stone and black and red fruits in the finish. In 5-10 years, this will really be rockin’! 95 Points

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One of the top wines from the vintage, you can expect a blast of mineral driven, ripe, plums, black cherry, espresso bean, cocoa and earthy scents. On the palate, the wine is rich, concentrated, lush and plush, with a long, sweet, fruit and stone filled finish. 96 Points

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Showing a lot of depth in the color, fresh, dark, smoky and jammy berries, fleshy, rich, opulent textures and a velvet-textured, full-bodied, mineralistic, rich, and concentrated finish are the hallmarks of this wine. Produced from low yield of only 23 hectoliters per hectare, from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14.3% alcohol. 94-96 Pts

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When to Drink Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Beausejour Duffau is much better with at least 12-15 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours or more.

This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Beausejour Duffau offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 12-40 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Beausejour Duffau with Wine, and Food Pairing Tips

Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.

Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.