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Beauséjour Duffau Lagarosse

2016 Beauséjour Duffau Lagarosse

The 2016 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked between 18 October and 21 October, matured in 55% new oak. The alcohol is 14.4%, with a pH of 3.38. It has a very perfumed bouquet with luscious red cherry and wild strawberry fruit, fine delineation, touches of truffle and smoke in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannin that belie the structure of this Saint Emilion. This has a gorgeous salinity and spiciness that lend it character, very long and persistent with a tang of black pepper on the aftertaste. This is a step up from the 2015 last year and should rest at the top of my banded score once in bottle. Drink Date 2021 - 2040

Score: 93-95                                    Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com (230)

CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
Vintage2016
WineryBeauséjour Bécot
ColourRed
Grape90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc
AvailabilitySpring 2019
DutyEP
AppellationSt Emilion
PackagingOWC
Price: £1,000.00


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