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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Chateau Beausejour Duffau  2000
Chateau Beausejour Duffau 2000
(search item no. 101427)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $95.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 99 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Chateau Beausejour-Duffau is one of the 13 Grand Cru Classés of Saint Emilion. The vineyard has a southwest exposition, sitting on the gentle slopes of a hill with Chateau Angelus visible at some distance. The tiny vineyard has a roughly 300 by 300 meter surface.
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About Chateau Beausejour Duffau:

Chateau Beausejour was built in 1851 by the Laporte family. The Laporte family owned several vineyard estates in the Bordeaux region and were also prosperous wine merchants. In those days, the large chai was used to store and age the most prestigious wines of the Saint Émilion and Pomerol regions (Cheval Blanc, Petrus, Beau-Sejour, Nénin, La Conseillante, ... and Château Beausejour!)

The estate was purchased in 1994 by a group of wine loving investors. The estate was purchased in 1994 by a group of wine loving investors. During this period, the Germain Vineyards Company was in charge of the management and the marketing of the wines.

Patricia and Pierre Bernault have owned Château Beauséjour since December 2004; Pierre himself comes from a family of vine growers, who have been cultivating their own vineyards since 1850.

As soon as Patricia and Pierre Bernault bought Beauséjour, Stéphane Derenoncourt and his team got involved in giving them advice on restoration of the vineyard and the soil, as well as on the rigorous stages of the process of making and maturing wine.