Château Beauséjour HDL 1er Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion
Château Beauséjour HDL 1er Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion

2013 Château Beauséjour HDL

Château Beauséjour HDL 1er Grand Cru Classé
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Wine Advocate Parker: 90-92/100 2013 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) I had this three different times, consistently scoring it the same. The final blend was 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. This great terroir of over 19 acres consists of pure limestone with some clay – all situated on the southern slopes of St.-Emilion – and has been under fabulous vineyard management and winemaking hands for close to a decade or more. The 2009 and 2010 are legendary if you can still find any. Fifty-seven percent of the total production made it into this wine, which tips the scales at 14.3% natural alcohol, giving you an idea that even in a very tough vintage this terroir can still produce ripe fruit. Yields were – get this – 13 hectoliters per hectare. A huge nose of crushed chalk, licorice, blueberry liqueur, graphite and a hint of truffle and camphor jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/purple-colored wine. Medium-bodied, it doesn’t have the great depth, power and broad swath across the palate that the 2009 and 2010 possessed, but it’s still a beauty. This is elegant and should drink well in 3-4 years. This is one 2013 that may well last and improve beyond 12-15 years.

Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Issue Date: 28th Aug 2014
Source:214, The Wine Advocate