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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Chateau Beausejour Duffau  2010
Chateau Beausejour Duffau 2010
(search item no. 123575)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
James Suckling rating: 99 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $314.00

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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 73% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
My Notes:

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.