Red

1990 Château Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse)

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 140

  • soyhead wrote:

    July 11, 2020 - sexy nose, followed by very smooth, elegant, lovely pure red and dark fruits. a touch of savoriness as well on this absolutely delicious wine.

  • La Flama Blanca Likes this wine: 97 points

    May 12, 2020 - 90 BDL going all out for its #dirty30 Open a bottle early morning, book and catch a two day coast to coast flight ( preferably with a Las Vegas layover ) and return to this SEX IN A BOTTLE!!!

    Jokes aside, truly great bottles of this require 12 - 18 hrs in decanter! If u wanna live on the wild side I’d be ok with 6 hrs for Infanticides. Now if there was a wine that u could possibly “smell” the tannins, this is it.

    In the handful of times I’ve had this wine it has never been the “port like” Parker tag, which I’ve been ok with. It is, however, a massively opulent and hedonistic experience. Loads of rich and concentrated black and purple palate staining fruits lead you into sensory overdrive! Imagine Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock’s intense performances in Speed and that’s the movie version of what ur drinking! $hit, let’s throw Dennis Hopper’s whacky a$$ in there too!

    Crazy aromatics of scorched earth, espresso, black plums, fresh violets and sweet tobacco. This version of 90s MLB steroid era, testosterone filled BDL has a solid structure and is incredibly balanced ( no skipping leg day here )! There is no way this has reached peak maturity and may be a decade or two from it. It’s frightening, but this is only going to continue getting better.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 100 points

    May 4, 2020 - This mindblowing bottle hit every note on the scale! At 30 this is so rich, intense, opulent, concentrated, long and hedonistic, it's almost beyond belief. Bottled decadence with endless, non-stop waves of ripe, deep, palate filling fruit. The finish went well past the 60-second mark!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Trent Walker wrote: 93 points

    April 27, 2020 - So this is my third experience with this wine, and enough variation to make me wonder if the market is flooded with fakes of this bottle (plus the strange horizontal glue lines that peek through on certain bottles) OR simply quality control wasn't there. Regardless, this bottle was not a dark, port like experience with intense richness from a very late harvest. It instead reminded me a little of 1990 Cos, but a little lighter. It was medium light body with mid level aromatics of cigar box and a bit of gravel and then a moderately uninteresting palate. Almost like an ok 1995. None of the depth and richness that one should get here. If I paid $95 for this I'd think "fair deal". At this price it's embarassing. Given the massive bottle variation (or fraud, who knows?) I would steer clear of this bottle at all costs. Let other people gamble at these prices.

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  • Nanda wrote:

    March 11, 2020 - Single Blind 1990 Bordeaux (The Bristol - Chicago, IL): Hopefully/likely a flawed bottle -- nose of A1 steak sauce and mit. Advanced and plummy fruit where you can still sense the ripeness. Flat.

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    The Cardinal, 9/15/2011

    (Beausejour Duffau) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/17/2009 (link)

    (Ch Beauséjour, Lagarrosse St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    The 1990 Clarets...To Have and To Hold (Nov 1993), 11/1/1993 (link)

    (Beauséjour Héritiers Duffau-lagarrosse Beauséjour Héritiers Duffau-lagarrosse) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse)
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 64 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,795 (62%)
  • Consumed 1,018 (35%)

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