The 2000 Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse was tasted from two bottles directly from the cellar. The first was oddly vegetal, but the second chimed with previous encounters. Sensual red cherries, raspberry preserve, rose petal and hints of black truffle feature on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with mint-tinged red berry fruit, displaying fine depth and focus and fanning out gently on the white pepper and orange peel finish. This is worth seeking out.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2040
Robert Parker 92
The 2000 Beausejour Duffau is sullen and muted on the nose at the moment, touches of smoke and graphite emerging with time, very pure but still reluctant to show the chutzpah of the 2005 or 2009. The palate is crisp on the entry, silky and smooth with black cherries, black pepper and tobacco. It remains a broody bugger, but you cannot help falling for its saturnine personality. Keep it in the cellar. Tasted December 2012.