Beausejour Duffau 2013
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Beausejour Duffau
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: St Emilion Grand Cru Classe
Classification: Premier Grand Cru Classe B - St Emilion Production: 733 Cases
Alcohol: 13.5% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:AG=93-95. JS=91 A tight and poised red with mineral, raspberry and hints of green olives. Medium to full bodied with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Nice finish. Drink now. WA=90 The 2013 Beauséjour (Duffau Lagarrosse) offers impressive intensity given the growing season with crisp and pure dark cherries, raspberry coulis and subtle earthy bordering upon loamy scents. The oak here is nicely enmeshed and attests some clever winemaking in this challenging season. The palate is well balanced with a little chewiness on the entry. There is admirable weight here, even if I discerned more finesse and precision on the 2013 Pavie-Macquin. Still, this constitutes a sterling effort and it should give 10 to 15 years of pleasure, possibly longer. WS=89 This delivers a blast of bright raspberry confiture, backed by lots of red licorice and fruitcake notes. A touch jangly through the finish, with the acidity sticking out a bit. Still, the grip is good and brambly, and everything should settle in with modest cellaring. Best from 2018 through 2023.