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The Story

Each year, Château Beauséjour hDL takes into consideration the quality of the harvest and adapts its vinification accordingly. A subtle balance between the frequency and intensity of the "pumping-over" process must respect the wine's maceration, which varies in duration, in order to extract the best tannins.

For over thirty years, the Michel Rolland Laboratory has accompanied Château Beauséjour hDL during the vinification of each vintage. The wine is afterwards refined for 16 to 18 months in oak "shook" barrels, then aged in bottles at a constant temperature in limestone quarries.


A portion of the vineyard is rooted in argilo-calcareous soil with an asteriated subsoil, while the remaining vines are rooted in the limestone that, here and there, rises to the surface at the top of the hill. 


Today, the vineyard's varietals are made up of 81% Merlot, which particularly appreciates the coolness and humidity of the clayey soil and contributes fruitiness and fullness to the château's wines, and 19% Cabernet (16% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon), which provides powerful aroma and structure. On average, the vines are between 35 and 40 years old.

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The last of our ‘90s was a 1990 Beausejour Duffau, and it was much more disappointing than the last two occasions I had it. This bottle was round, soft and easy, but uncomplicated (91).

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Tasted on the 9th December 2016. It was kind of disappointing, especially if you take its fame in the context. One of my guests tasted this wine many times in the recent years and told me it was much better 10 years ago. Fine complexity but not striking concentration and richness.

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A maximum performing bottle this evening. Simply fantastic in the word originally meaning strong- not something you experience every day. The nose is packed with animal skins, cranberries, blood and rust, rosemary, pencil and soy sauce - it seems not a day over 10 years and have a complete, integrated, but tight taste, after a half hour bleeding completely up and get warm and almost sweet - yes indeed reminiscent of residual sweetness and certainly plum liqueur. A milestone in winemaking.
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St Emilion, Bordeaux

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1990  ( Château Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse )

Tasted on the 9th December 2016. It was kind of disappointing, especially if you take its fame in the context. One of my guests tasted this wine many times in the recent years and told me it was much better 10 years ago. Fine complexity but not striking concentration and richness.

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1990  ( Château Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse )

The last of our ‘90s was a 1990 Beausejour Duffau, and it was much more disappointing than the last two occasions I had it. This bottle was round, soft and easy, but uncomplicated (91).

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 Ray Thomsen, Wine Writer (Switzerland)  tasted  Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1990  ( Château Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse )

"A maximum performing bottle this evening. Simply fantastic in the word originally meaning strong- not something you experience every day. The nose is packed with animal skins, cranberries, blood and rust, rosemary, pencil and soy sauce - it seems not a day over 10 years and have a complete, integrated, but tight taste, after a half hour bleeding completely up and get warm and almost sweet - yes indeed reminiscent of residual sweetness and certainly plum liqueur. A milestone in winemaking. "

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1990  ( Château Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse )

"A mouthful of 1990 Beuasejour Duffau was generously offered by another table. I wish I got more. It had a thick, sweet nose full of black and blue fruit, along with cola and mint aromas. The palate was also thick, as well as rich with a long finish. It reminded me a bit of the Cheval we just had, actually more like the 1947. Those are big words, but the 1990 Beausejour Duffau is a big wine. I still can’t understand why nothing else this estate has made has come close the quality of their 1990. I need to sit down with a full bottle of this wine again soon (96)."

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