2025 - 2045
The 2019 Beauséjour (Duffau Lagarrosse) has turned out beautifully in bottle. Wafting from the glass with aromas of wild blueberries, raspberries, violets, rose petals and forest floor, framed by a deft application of creamy new oak, it's medium to full-bodied, seamless and layered, with a lively core of fruit, bright acids and fine, powdery tannins, concluding with a long, precise, saline finish. It displays all the structural refinement and vibrancy of flavor that this sector of Saint-Émilion's limestone plateau is capable of.
The 2019 vintage of Beauséjour (Duffau Lagarrosse) is the last to have been vinified, blended and bottled by Nicolas Thienpont and his team before Josephine Duffau-Lagarrosse took over the estate in mid-2021, blending and bottling the 2020 vintage. The wine has turned out beautifully, and I'd be inclined to nominate it as the finest vintage produced during the Thienpont era. I'll be reporting in greater depth on the recent evolution of this property in due course.