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Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse 2020 En Primeur: “Powerful beauty”

  • “A seriously fine debut from Joséphine Duffau-Lagarrosse,” says Neal Martin.
  • The wine has been released internationally at £1,080 (12×75).
  • Value can be found in last year’s release and the similarly scored 2011.

The 2020 Château Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse has been released for €90 per bottle ex-négociant, up 15.4% on the 2019 release.

The wine is being offered by the international trade for £1,080 per 12×75, 9.5% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.

Last year’s release offers good value for money but there are also older vintages that look compelling. See more Fair Value analysis below.

Critical opinion

Today’s release received 93-95 points from Neal Martin (Vinous), who called it “a seriously fine debut from Joséphine Duffau-Lagarrosse”.

Jeb Dunnuck said that “this dense, powerful beauty almost requires a fork”. “Brilliant all the way”, he awarded it 95-97+ points.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Advocate) gave it 95-97, noting that “the medium to full-bodied palate delivers bags of juicy black and blue fruits with a soft texture and seamless freshness, finishing long and with beautiful purity”.

James Suckling rated it 97-98 and described it as “a very cool and refined young Bordeaux”.

Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider) awarded one of the highest score brackets, 97-99 points.

Fair Value

Across back vintages, the 2008 currently offers the best price-per-point ratio. It boasts 95-points from Martin and costs £595.

The 2011 received 94+ from Robert Parker and also presents value at £630 per case.


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