Recognized as a Premier Grand Cru Classé from the origins of the Saint-Emilion Classification, Chateau Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse heirs has belonged to the family since 1847. For seven generations, the Duffau-Lagarrosse heirs have striven to sustain this vineyard, a seven-hectare jewel, ingrained on the slope, offering itself to the wind and the sun to conserve its renown.
They count on an experienced team to conduct the necessary evolutions and elevate the wines of Chateau Beauséjour to the highest level. It is in this spirit that they asked Nicolas Thienpont and Stéphane Derenoncourt to accompany them beginning with the 2009 vintage.
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Beausejour Duffau Lagarosse has a dense, slightly broody but well-defined bouquet with scents of blackberry, cedar and tobacco, lending it a Left Bank-like personality. In fact, I found this reminiscent of (modern) Château Figeac! The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well-judged acidity, structured and a little masculine, but don’t worry, there is sufficient fruit here to please any Saint Emilion lover. The finish is harmonious and refined. A bright future lies ahead. Tasted January 2016.[92 Points, Neal Martin – October 2016, robertparker.com]