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FINE+RARE, Apr 2023

Vibrant red cherry fruit, along with just-ripe red plum and cranberry, leap from the glass. The fruit has beautifully pure, almost crystalline, lending a beautiful transparency to the wine. The tannins are very fine and elegant, offering up a lacy texture on the palate, and the racy acidity arcs across the palate. At only 3.5pH thanks to the property’s prime positioning on the famed limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion, the wine is refreshing now in its youth yet holds the promise of graceful long-term aging. Blend: 69% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc

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97
97/100

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98
97-98/100

James Suckling

96
95-97+/100

William Kelley, Wine Advocate

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97 - 99 points
Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
Score 97-99/100 · Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider, May 2023

Flowers, black raspberries, crushed rocks, saffron, cloves, licorice, and plum liqueur create the nose. Elegant, silky, and fresh, there is intensity along with a haunting sense of purity to the fruits. The wine is perfectly balanced between power, and refinement, which you can easily taste and feel in its layers of ripe, sweet, sensuously-textured fruits. The seamless, mineral-packed finish crosses the 50 second mark with ease. The wine blends 69% Merlot with 31% Cabernet Franc. 14.9% ABV, 3.55 pH. The harvest took place September 6 - September 23. This is the earliest harvest in the history of the estate. Yields were 42 hectoliters per hectare.

97 - 98 points
James Suckling
Score 97-98/100 · James Suckling, Apr 2023

A beautiful and enticing red with blackberry, hazelnut, dried flower, spice and berry character. It’s full yet poised with finesse and richness while also being bright and energetic. Precise.

95 - 97+ points
William Kelley, Wine Advocate
Score 95-97+/100 · William Kelley, Wine Advocate, Apr 2023

The 2022 Beauséjour (Duffau Lagarrosse) promises to be the finest wine that this superb limestone terroir has produced in at least several decades. In recent years, the quality of the site always shone through, but it was sometimes obscured by an impactful vinification and élevage (plenty of creamy new oak and malolactic fermentation in barrel). Much of the estate's Cabernet Franc was frequently eliminated from the blend. Joséphine Duffau Lagarrosse has changed that, incorporating fully 31% Cabernet Franc in the blend to deliver a complex and compelling wine evocative of wild berries, plums, rose petals and violets. Medium to full-bodied, pure and vibrant, it's supple and layered, with beautifully refined tannins, terrific depth at the core and a long, chalky finish.

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Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse 1:1
Ch. Beauséjour

Ch. Beauséjour is one of the finest Premier Grand Cru Classé estates in Saint-Emilion. Situated between Ch. Canon and Ch. Angélus on the limestone plateau, it is one of the best positioned in the appellation.

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