2005 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot St. Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2005 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Ready to go at close to 17 years of age, the wine delivers its mineral driven, dark red fruits, herbs, licorice, plum and dried floral nuances easily. Medium/full-bodied, soft, earthy tinged cherries and plums are all over the place on your palate and in the finish. 93 Points

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From a blend 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is showing better than ever. Lush, sexy textures, crushed stone, sweet, fresh, vibrant black cherry, licorice and cocoa on the nose, a long, fresh, silky finish are what you find in this beauty. 94 Points

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Still young and needing coaxing to bring out the stone, blackberry liqueur, truffle and sweet oak notes, this full bodied, deep, refined wine ends with fresh blackberry, cherry and minerality essences. Another 5 years will add a lot of complexity and depth to this wine. When matrue, this should gain a Pt or two in the ratings. 2005 remains my favorite vintage of Beau-Sejour Becot. 93 Points

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Balance, ripeness, richness and a very sexy palate feel with good structure make this a wonderful wine. This will age longer than most vintages of Beau-Sejour Becot. 93 Points

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When to Drink Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot is much better with at least 10-15 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-30 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot with Wine, and Food Pairing Tips

Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.

Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot is a great style of Saint Emilion combing richness, soft textures, and minerality. 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2016 were clearly the finest vintages produced by Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot, until I tasted 2018, 2019, and 2020! Beau-Sejour Becot is on a roll these days.