Château Beauséjour Héritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse 2018 1er Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

 

 

 

Epuisé

Livraison 1er semestre 2021

Notes dégustateurs

  • Bettane & Desseauve : 18/20
  • JM Quarin : 97-98/100
  • J. Suckling : 99-100/100
  • Wine Enthusiast : 94-96/100
  • Anthocyanes / Y.Castaing : 97-99/100
  • Wine Advocate / L.Perrotti : 95-97/100
  • Wine Cellar Insider / Jeff Leve : 98-100/100
  • Vinous - A.Galloni : 94-97/100
  • Decanter : 98-100/100
  • Le Point / J. Dupont : 17-17.5/20

Situé sur un beau terroir de côte argilo-calcaire, le Château Beauséjour Duffau est merveilleusement exposé au sud / sud-ouest, de quoi favoriser l'ensoleillement de ses sept hectares de vignes. L'encépagement est composé à 81% en merlot, 16% en cabernet franc et le reste en cabernet-sauvignon. Détenu par la famille Duffau-Lagarrosse, il est géré depuis 2009 par Nicolas Thienpont avec l'aide du brillant consultant de la rive droite, Stéphane Derenoncourt. Le Château Beauséjour Duffau est 1er Grand Cru Classé.

Ses vins se gardent pendant au moins 20 ans. Charnus et juteux, ils offrent un beau volume, une texture soyeuse, avec d'élégantes notes de groseille et de figue.

J. Suckling 99-100/100 : "A muscular and powerful young wine with incredible depth and power."

Decanter 98-100/100 : "Nicolas Thienpont has been director here for 10 years now, and the changes that he has brought have had a stunning and important effect, firmly placing this as one of the best estates in the appellation. Everything feels a little deeper and darker than its sibling Pavie Macquin in this vintage: the tannins are a little less pliant and a little more serious. This is clearly going to age well - you can feel the scrape of the limestone, the concentration of the cassis and tight tobacco flavours, the lift of the spices through the finish, and the tannic mass that's undeniable. 2018 saw half the normal yield, down in the mid-20hl/ha, and you can't miss the concentration it lends to the wine. The vines come from the slopes with clay over limestone, and with such natural power allied to these low yields I am sure this will take a full 10 years to become drinkable, but watch it really come into its own in 40 or 50 years! Drinking Window 2028 – 2042"

Wine Cellar Insider / Jeff Leve 98-100/100 : "This is another off the hook vintage from Beausejour Duffau. I do not know where to start or to stop praising this wine. The texture is surreal... If you have the chance to buy it, do not pass. This is a cellar gem!..." 


Le millésime 2018 vu par la propriété

Assemblage : 80% merlot, 20% cabernet franc