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Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

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2023
97
The intensity, length, and purity are impossible to ignore this year. The wine offers strong floral characteristics coupled with sweet, ripe, red cherries, licorice, black raspberries, and a hint of cocoa. The wine is silky, elegant, long, and refined. The fruit is incredibly, soft, sweet, and pure. The key point in the vintage was their water-retentive, limestone terroir that nourished the vines during the dry part of the growing season. 2023 is the first vintage produced in the estates new cellars, which allowed for precision wine making, which was needed in this difficult vintage. The aging is different starting with the 2023 as well, now the wine is aged in 55% new, French oak barrels, with 20% of the harvest aging in foudres. The wine blends 77% Merlot, with 22% Cabernet Franc. 14.1%, ABV, 3.5 pH. The harvest took place, September 7 - October 4. Drink from 2029-2060. 96-98 Pts.

The intensity, length, and purity are impossible to ignore this year. The wine offers strong floral characteristics coupled with sweet, ripe, red cherries, licorice, black raspberries, and a hint of cocoa. The wine is silky, elegant, long, and refined. The fruit is incredibly, soft, sweet, and pure. The key point in the vintage was their water-retentive, limestone terroir that nourished the vines during the dry part of the growing season. 2023 is the first vintage produced in the estates new cellars, which allowed for precision wine making, which was needed in this difficult vintage. The aging is different starting with the 2023 as well, now the wine is aged in 55% new, French oak barrels, with 20% of the harvest aging in foudres. The wine blends 77% Merlot, with 22% Cabernet Franc. 14.1%, ABV, 3.5 pH. The harvest took place, September 7 - October 4. Drink from 2029-2060. 96-98 Pts.

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2022
99
The bouquet of red and purple flowers stands out in the nose before you get to the sweet, red, black and blue fruits, licorice and spice. On the palate the wine is incredibly dense, sensuous, opulent and deep. Yet, with all the concentration, the wine is weightless, and effortless to drink. On the mid-palate, the waves of fruits keep coming as they coat your palate. The purity in the fruit, the energy, length, balance, and complexity is at a new level here. The seamless finish, with its ocean of berries, topped by a salty, crushed stones hits the 60 second mark. The best part of the experience is the velvet-drenched-texture that needs to be experienced. The wine blends 76% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5%, ABV, 3.55 pH. The harvest took place, September 5 - September 26. Yields were 33 hectoliters per hectare. Make no mistake, this is the best wine ever produced at Beau-Sejour Becot. Drink from 2027-2060. 98-100 Pts.

The bouquet of red and purple flowers stands out in the nose before you get to the sweet, red, black and blue fruits, licorice and spice. On the palate the wine is incredibly dense, sensuous, opulent and deep. Yet, with all the concentration, the wine is weightless, and effortless to drink. On the mid-palate, the waves of fruits keep coming as they coat your palate. The purity in the fruit, the energy, length, balance, and complexity is at a new level here. The seamless finish, with its ocean of berries, topped by a salty, crushed stones hits the 60 second mark. The best part of the experience is the velvet-drenched-texture that needs to be experienced. The wine blends 76% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5%, ABV, 3.55 pH. The harvest took place, September 5 - September 26. Yields were 33 hectoliters per hectare. Make no mistake, this is the best wine ever produced at Beau-Sejour Becot. Drink from 2027-2060. 98-100 Pts.

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2021
96
Licorice, cherries, flowers, cocoa, oceanic nuances, and and hint of cigar wrapper aromas crowd into the perfume. On the palate, the wine expresses purity, energy, grace and lift. The tannins are silky, the character is refined, relaxed, and most importantly, there is a gorgeous sense of purity in the red fruits that you sense in the mid-palate, all the way through to the elegant, long, energetic, sensual finish. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a major success for the vintage. Drink from 2025-2050.

Licorice, cherries, flowers, cocoa, oceanic nuances, and and hint of cigar wrapper aromas crowd into the perfume. On the palate, the wine expresses purity, energy, grace and lift. The tannins are silky, the character is refined, relaxed, and most importantly, there is a gorgeous sense of purity in the red fruits that you sense in the mid-palate, all the way through to the elegant, long, energetic, sensual finish. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a major success for the vintage. Drink from 2025-2050.

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Flowers, cherries, licorice, leafy herbs, spice, tobacco leaf and dark chocolate create the perfume. On the palate the wine is lush, soft, fresh, clean and most importantly, the wine expresses a gorgeous sense of purity in the red fruits that you sense in the mid-palate, which carries all the way through to the elegant, fresh, vibrant, long, energetic, sensual finish. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% ABV. The harvest took place September 21 - October 12. Drink from 2025-2050. 94-96

Flowers, cherries, licorice, leafy herbs, spice, tobacco leaf and dark chocolate create the perfume. On the palate the wine is lush, soft, fresh, clean and most importantly, the wine expresses a gorgeous sense of purity in the red fruits that you sense in the mid-palate, which carries all the way through to the elegant, fresh, vibrant, long, energetic, sensual finish. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% ABV. The harvest took place September 21 - October 12. Drink from 2025-2050. 94-96

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2020
97
Beau-Sejour Becot is on a hot streak and 2020 shows why. Opening with a wealth of flowers before you get to all the red, black and blue fruits, thyme, spice-box, espresso beans, cocoa and licorice in the bouquet. The palate is even better with its multiple-layers of crushed stones, sensuous fruits, velvet-tannins and long, expansive, lifted finish, with its hint of salt in the endnote. As I penned after tasting a barrel sample, this is a new level of quality at Beau-Sejour Becot that embraces less volume, but more intensity, and purity in the fruit. With their new cellars about to come into use, you are looking at a new level of Beau-Sejour Becot! Drink from 2025-2055.

Beau-Sejour Becot is on a hot streak and 2020 shows why. Opening with a wealth of flowers before you get to all the red, black and blue fruits, thyme, spice-box, espresso beans, cocoa and licorice in the bouquet. The palate is even better with its multiple-layers of crushed stones, sensuous fruits, velvet-tannins and long, expansive, lifted finish, with its hint of salt in the endnote. As I penned after tasting a barrel sample, this is a new level of quality at Beau-Sejour Becot that embraces less volume, but more intensity, and purity in the fruit. With their new cellars about to come into use, you are looking at a new level of Beau-Sejour Becot! Drink from 2025-2055.

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With striking floral notes on the nose, you also find licorice, Asian spice, spearmint, cigar wrapper and an array of red and black plums. The wine is lifted, elegant, refined and focused on its purity and silky tannins. The energetic palate leaves you with layers of velvet-textured, sensuous, spicy fruits that lingers and expands for over 50 seconds in the finish. This is a new level of quality at Beau-Sejour Becot and also a change in style with less volume, but more intensity, purity and precision. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.3% ABV. 96-98 Pts

With striking floral notes on the nose, you also find licorice, Asian spice, spearmint, cigar wrapper and an array of red and black plums. The wine is lifted, elegant, refined and focused on its purity and silky tannins. The energetic palate leaves you with layers of velvet-textured, sensuous, spicy fruits that lingers and expands for over 50 seconds in the finish. This is a new level of quality at Beau-Sejour Becot and also a change in style with less volume, but more intensity, purity and precision. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.3% ABV. 96-98 Pts

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2019
97
Deep, dark, rich, full-bodied, concentrated and vivacious, the wine is packed with dark, black and red pit fruits, crushed stones, chocolate, licorice, flowers and forest leaf. The wine is powerful, refined, deep and fresh, with a finish that resonates with all of its ripe fruits and a touch of salinity in the long finish. This is their third vintage with Thomas Duclos as the consultant and each year seems to get better and better here. They are certainly on a hot roll at Beau-Sejour Becot these days! Give the wine a few years in the bottle and enjoy it for at least 2 decades after that. Drink from 2026-2055.

Deep, dark, rich, full-bodied, concentrated and vivacious, the wine is packed with dark, black and red pit fruits, crushed stones, chocolate, licorice, flowers and forest leaf. The wine is powerful, refined, deep and fresh, with a finish that resonates with all of its ripe fruits and a touch of salinity in the long finish. This is their third vintage with Thomas Duclos as the consultant and each year seems to get better and better here. They are certainly on a hot roll at Beau-Sejour Becot these days! Give the wine a few years in the bottle and enjoy it for at least 2 decades after that. Drink from 2026-2055.

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2018
97
Deeply colored, the wine is all about its sensuality. Texturally, the wine is silk and velvet with its layers of sweet, luscious plums, cherries, smoke and licorice. Full-bodied with a fabulous depth of flavor, seamless textures, vibrancy and purity of fruit, this is just great. The silky finish coats your mouth with flavor and the essence of pure fruit as it builds and expands. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.. If I hadn't tasted the 2019, or heard about the 2020, I would have said this was the finest vintage ever produced at Beau-Sejour Becot.

Deeply colored, the wine is all about its sensuality. Texturally, the wine is silk and velvet with its layers of sweet, luscious plums, cherries, smoke and licorice. Full-bodied with a fabulous depth of flavor, seamless textures, vibrancy and purity of fruit, this is just great. The silky finish coats your mouth with flavor and the essence of pure fruit as it builds and expands. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.. If I hadn't tasted the 2019, or heard about the 2020, I would have said this was the finest vintage ever produced at Beau-Sejour Becot.

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Just when I was sure the 2016 Beau-Sejour Becot was the best wine ever produced at the property, along comes the 2018! Deep in color, the wine shows a strong floral and mint accent with dark chocolate, black plums and even darker cherries. This is the highest level of concentration experienced with their wine, but it is also remarkably energetic. There is lift, vibrancy, minerality and multiple platforms of fleshy, opulent, sensual ripe, dark pit fruits. The silky finish coats your mouth with flavor and the essence of pure fruit. This is perfectly balanced between power and sensuality. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aging in a combination of 65% new, French oak with 35% of the wine raised in amphora and used oak casks. The Merlot was harvested from September 12-25 and the Cabernet's was picked between October 4 and October 10. 96-98 Pts

Just when I was sure the 2016 Beau-Sejour Becot was the best wine ever produced at the property, along comes the 2018! Deep in color, the wine shows a strong floral and mint accent with dark chocolate, black plums and even darker cherries. This is the highest level of concentration experienced with their wine, but it is also remarkably energetic. There is lift, vibrancy, minerality and multiple platforms of fleshy, opulent, sensual ripe, dark pit fruits. The silky finish coats your mouth with flavor and the essence of pure fruit. This is perfectly balanced between power and sensuality. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aging in a combination of 65% new, French oak with 35% of the wine raised in amphora and used oak casks. The Merlot was harvested from September 12-25 and the Cabernet's was picked between October 4 and October 10. 96-98 Pts

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2017
94
Layers of lusciously textured, dark red fruits, licorice, smoke, black cherries, plums and spice create the perfume. Soft and silky in texture, with ample concentration, length freshness and complexity, this is a very good wine, especially for the vintage.

Layers of lusciously textured, dark red fruits, licorice, smoke, black cherries, plums and spice create the perfume. Soft and silky in texture, with ample concentration, length freshness and complexity, this is a very good wine, especially for the vintage.

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Soft, lush, round and polished, the wine has flesh, ripeness, concentration and length. With a strong sensation of underlying minerality, you are also treated to dark chocolate, juicy ripe fruits, sweetness and volume. There is length, depth and a great mouth feel. This is the first vintage with Thomas Duclos as the consultant. It looks like they are on a roll here!

Soft, lush, round and polished, the wine has flesh, ripeness, concentration and length. With a strong sensation of underlying minerality, you are also treated to dark chocolate, juicy ripe fruits, sweetness and volume. There is length, depth and a great mouth feel. This is the first vintage with Thomas Duclos as the consultant. It looks like they are on a roll here!

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2016
96
Fleshy, sensuous, polished and packed with all the ripe black fruits, licorice, smoke, crushed rock and truffle you could ask for. Full-bodied, silky and rich, with a long, fruit-intensive finish, hold your bottles for a decade and this is going to be star!

Fleshy, sensuous, polished and packed with all the ripe black fruits, licorice, smoke, crushed rock and truffle you could ask for. Full-bodied, silky and rich, with a long, fruit-intensive finish, hold your bottles for a decade and this is going to be star!

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This is the best wine from the Becot family yet! The wine is sexy, fleshy, opulent, polished and packed with all the fresh, ripe, silky, pure red fruits you need. The crushed rock, thyme and floral accents make this even better. Give this beauty 8-10 years in the cellar and you'll have a winner on your hands! This is one of those rare wines that still sell for a fair price, when you consider the extreme high-quality found here.

This is the best wine from the Becot family yet! The wine is sexy, fleshy, opulent, polished and packed with all the fresh, ripe, silky, pure red fruits you need. The crushed rock, thyme and floral accents make this even better. Give this beauty 8-10 years in the cellar and you'll have a winner on your hands! This is one of those rare wines that still sell for a fair price, when you consider the extreme high-quality found here.

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Fresh, bright, crisp and stony, the full bodied, richly textured, polished wine is silky, multi-dimensional and offers nuances of crushed rocks, stones and flowers.

Fresh, bright, crisp and stony, the full bodied, richly textured, polished wine is silky, multi-dimensional and offers nuances of crushed rocks, stones and flowers.

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Fresh, silky, ripe, soft and pure, there is a lovely stone, floral and dark berry quality with length and polished textures. The wine was made from 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 14.5% ABV with no touch of heat and freshness galore.

Fresh, silky, ripe, soft and pure, there is a lovely stone, floral and dark berry quality with length and polished textures. The wine was made from 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 14.5% ABV with no touch of heat and freshness galore.

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2015
96
Clearly the best ever produced at Beau-Sejour Becot. You know it from the moment you place your nose in the wealth of flowers, licorice, smoke, black and red plums, dark cherry, espresso, and forest aromatics. Once the wine hits your palate, the wine really takes off with its sensuous textures, silky tannins and long, concentrated layer of perfectly ripe, sweet, fresh fruits. As the wine remains on your palate, the flavors expand and the sensation of crushed stone makes its presence known as well.

Clearly the best ever produced at Beau-Sejour Becot. You know it from the moment you place your nose in the wealth of flowers, licorice, smoke, black and red plums, dark cherry, espresso, and forest aromatics. Once the wine hits your palate, the wine really takes off with its sensuous textures, silky tannins and long, concentrated layer of perfectly ripe, sweet, fresh fruits. As the wine remains on your palate, the flavors expand and the sensation of crushed stone makes its presence known as well.

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Spice, licorice, smoke, flowers and fresh plums create the nose. On the palate, the wine is a long, deep, silky, sexy and sensuous, French kiss. There is an alluring finesse in the tannins and a strong sense of purity in the fruit that is seldom seen. There is no sensation of heat in the wine, even though the ABV is the highest ever recorded at the estate. This wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 15% ABV with a pH of 3.6 and aging in 70% new, French oak barrels. The harvest took place from October 2 to October 15. There might not be a second wine produced this year as the Becot family is very happy with the harvest and the small amount of wine designated for the second wine is probably too small to bottle separately.

Spice, licorice, smoke, flowers and fresh plums create the nose. On the palate, the wine is a long, deep, silky, sexy and sensuous, French kiss. There is an alluring finesse in the tannins and a strong sense of purity in the fruit that is seldom seen. There is no sensation of heat in the wine, even though the ABV is the highest ever recorded at the estate. This wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 15% ABV with a pH of 3.6 and aging in 70% new, French oak barrels. The harvest took place from October 2 to October 15. There might not be a second wine produced this year as the Becot family is very happy with the harvest and the small amount of wine designated for the second wine is probably too small to bottle separately.

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2014
93
Round, soft, silky tannins, ripe, fresh, sweet, cherries, smoke, licorice and espresso on the nose, a fresh, mineral driven, red berry finish, create a delicious, age worthy treat. The wine was produced from a blend of 87% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc.

Round, soft, silky tannins, ripe, fresh, sweet, cherries, smoke, licorice and espresso on the nose, a fresh, mineral driven, red berry finish, create a delicious, age worthy treat. The wine was produced from a blend of 87% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc.

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Earthy, truffle, black cherry and licorice scents are found on the nose. On the palate this wine serves up a luxurious, plumy, cocoa and mineral-filled finish. 91-93 Pts

Earthy, truffle, black cherry and licorice scents are found on the nose. On the palate this wine serves up a luxurious, plumy, cocoa and mineral-filled finish. 91-93 Pts

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2013
91
Deep ruby in color with a nose of licorice, espresso, clay and black raspberry, the wine is medium bodied with an accessible, soft personality. The wine is fresh, spicy and finishes with sweet black cherries. From a blend 73% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 14% ABV, and yields were 27 hectoliters per hectare. 90-92 Pts

Deep ruby in color with a nose of licorice, espresso, clay and black raspberry, the wine is medium bodied with an accessible, soft personality. The wine is fresh, spicy and finishes with sweet black cherries. From a blend 73% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 14% ABV, and yields were 27 hectoliters per hectare. 90-92 Pts

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2012
93
Polished, elegant, concentrated and silky smooth, with a good concentration of flavor, length and a supple, mineral and plum filled finish.

Polished, elegant, concentrated and silky smooth, with a good concentration of flavor, length and a supple, mineral and plum filled finish.

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This is the first vintage using the new cellar with the inverted stainless steel vats for vinification. The wine is filled with the essence of minerals, licorice and juicy plums with fresh blackberries, vanilla and fennel in the finish. Using 75 % Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 14% ABV. 90-93 Pts

This is the first vintage using the new cellar with the inverted stainless steel vats for vinification. The wine is filled with the essence of minerals, licorice and juicy plums with fresh blackberries, vanilla and fennel in the finish. Using 75 % Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 14% ABV. 90-93 Pts

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2011
93
70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon create the blend. The wine will be aged in 70% new oak. With deep color, truffle, floral, black raspberry, cherry blossom, licorice and vanilla, this round-textured wine ends with plush, polished and silky boysenberry, black cherry and stone. 40% of the wine is now being whole-berry fermented in 600% hectoliter barrels, which, according to Juliette Becot, adds richness and more opulent textures to the wine. 92-93 Pts

70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon create the blend. The wine will be aged in 70% new oak. With deep color, truffle, floral, black raspberry, cherry blossom, licorice and vanilla, this round-textured wine ends with plush, polished and silky boysenberry, black cherry and stone. 40% of the wine is now being whole-berry fermented in 600% hectoliter barrels, which, according to Juliette Becot, adds richness and more opulent textures to the wine. 92-93 Pts

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2010
94
With deep color, the wine offers silky, polished textures, sweet dark berries, licorice, crushed stone and ripe tannins. On the palate, the rich wine ends with layers of plush, ripe, generous fruits, that will only get better with time.

With deep color, the wine offers silky, polished textures, sweet dark berries, licorice, crushed stone and ripe tannins. On the palate, the rich wine ends with layers of plush, ripe, generous fruits, that will only get better with time.

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Beau-Sejour Becot From an assemblage of 70% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc with the remainder split evenly between Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, this lovely wine opens with a perfume of crushed stone, licorice, jammy black plums and floral scents. Soft and opulently textured, this fresh, sweet, ripe St. Emilion wine ends with a mouthful of anise, minerality, red and black fruits. 92-94 Pts

Beau-Sejour Becot From an assemblage of 70% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc with the remainder split evenly between Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, this lovely wine opens with a perfume of crushed stone, licorice, jammy black plums and floral scents. Soft and opulently textured, this fresh, sweet, ripe St. Emilion wine ends with a mouthful of anise, minerality, red and black fruits. 92-94 Pts

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2009
95
Continuing to develop nicely, the wine blends layers of ripe, opulent fruits with minerality, flowers, espresso, and licorice. There is length, complexity, and lift in the waves of fruit on the palate and in the finish. Drink now, or wait and gain additional complexities. Drink from 2023-2040.

Continuing to develop nicely, the wine blends layers of ripe, opulent fruits with minerality, flowers, espresso, and licorice. There is length, complexity, and lift in the waves of fruit on the palate and in the finish. Drink now, or wait and gain additional complexities. Drink from 2023-2040.

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Clearly from a sunny vintage, the fruit is ripe, lush and sweet, while retaining its freshness. Secondary nuances of flowers, stone, spice, smoke, licorice and herbs are there from start to finish. The wine is full-bodied, lush and close to fully ready to drink.

Clearly from a sunny vintage, the fruit is ripe, lush and sweet, while retaining its freshness. Secondary nuances of flowers, stone, spice, smoke, licorice and herbs are there from start to finish. The wine is full-bodied, lush and close to fully ready to drink.

2,981 Views   Tasted
Close to fully mature, with a sensuous style coupled with juicy ripe plums, cocoa powder, tobacco, stone and truffle notes that ends with a plummy, spice filled, sweet finish.

Close to fully mature, with a sensuous style coupled with juicy ripe plums, cocoa powder, tobacco, stone and truffle notes that ends with a plummy, spice filled, sweet finish.

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70 % Merlot along with 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon created a wine with intense floral, boysenberry, stone and licorice aromas that give way to a soft, low acid, sensuous, perfumed St. Emilion. This ends with plush, silky, fennel, chocolate and cherry.

70 % Merlot along with 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon created a wine with intense floral, boysenberry, stone and licorice aromas that give way to a soft, low acid, sensuous, perfumed St. Emilion. This ends with plush, silky, fennel, chocolate and cherry.

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2009 Beau-Sejour Becot is a deeply colored wine filled with the aromas of minerals, ripe blackberries, licorice, and chocolate. This full bodied, opulent, round textured, ripe wine has a long, chocolate covered black cherry finish with hints of licorice. 92-94 Pts

2009 Beau-Sejour Becot is a deeply colored wine filled with the aromas of minerals, ripe blackberries, licorice, and chocolate. This full bodied, opulent, round textured, ripe wine has a long, chocolate covered black cherry finish with hints of licorice. 92-94 Pts

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2008
92
Developing quite nicely, the wine offers freshness, crushed rocks, stones, florality, plums, espresso and thyme. Silky in texture, with a juicy, crisp character to the fruit in the finish, this is already starting to drink quite nicely. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Developing quite nicely, the wine offers freshness, crushed rocks, stones, florality, plums, espresso and thyme. Silky in texture, with a juicy, crisp character to the fruit in the finish, this is already starting to drink quite nicely. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Coffee bean, cassis, blackberry and vanilla scents make up the perfume. Soft and round in texture, there is a lightly dusty sensation to the tannins. The wine ends with mineral, chocolate and black cherries.

Coffee bean, cassis, blackberry and vanilla scents make up the perfume. Soft and round in texture, there is a lightly dusty sensation to the tannins. The wine ends with mineral, chocolate and black cherries.

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This wine opens with oak, stone, caramel, plum and black cherry aromas. It's full bodied, concentrated and elegant in texture with a finish that is filled with layers of sweet, fresh, black and red fruits. 92 Pts

This wine opens with oak, stone, caramel, plum and black cherry aromas. It's full bodied, concentrated and elegant in texture with a finish that is filled with layers of sweet, fresh, black and red fruits. 92 Pts

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2008 Beau-Sejour Becot starts with spice filled aromatics complicated with licorice, blackberry, oak, and earthy scents. Plush and full bodied, the wine ends with a mouthful of deep, fresh blackberry. 93 Pts

2008 Beau-Sejour Becot starts with spice filled aromatics complicated with licorice, blackberry, oak, and earthy scents. Plush and full bodied, the wine ends with a mouthful of deep, fresh blackberry. 93 Pts

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08 Château Beau-Sejour Becot shows a lot of black cherry, minerals, and plum on the nose. Full bodied, structured, and stuffed with ripe fruit, the wine offers a long, black fruit filled finish. 91-94 Pts

08 Château Beau-Sejour Becot shows a lot of black cherry, minerals, and plum on the nose. Full bodied, structured, and stuffed with ripe fruit, the wine offers a long, black fruit filled finish. 91-94 Pts

6,178 Views   Tasted
2007
90
Ready to drink, the wine is medium bodied, and leaning to the brighter, red fruit range, but not quite, with its dark cherry and plummy fruits. Soft, elegant and fresh, with tobacco, earth and floral nuances, this is drinking at close to peak today.

Ready to drink, the wine is medium bodied, and leaning to the brighter, red fruit range, but not quite, with its dark cherry and plummy fruits. Soft, elegant and fresh, with tobacco, earth and floral nuances, this is drinking at close to peak today.

5,456 Views   Tasted
2006
91
Showing maturity in color, the tobacco, earth, truffle and plum aromatics are ready to shine. Medium bodied, silky, soft and mineral driven, this is just starting to drink in its sweet spot, where it should remain for years.

Showing maturity in color, the tobacco, earth, truffle and plum aromatics are ready to shine. Medium bodied, silky, soft and mineral driven, this is just starting to drink in its sweet spot, where it should remain for years.

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From an assemblage of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, this deep colored St. Emilion offers an enticing nose of fennel, stone, espresso, black plums, flowers and spice. With round textures and a good depth of flavor, this vintage of Beau-Sejour Becot is developing better than expected. Give it another 5 more years of bottle age, to allow it to add more complexity and softer textures.

From an assemblage of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, this deep colored St. Emilion offers an enticing nose of fennel, stone, espresso, black plums, flowers and spice. With round textures and a good depth of flavor, this vintage of Beau-Sejour Becot is developing better than expected. Give it another 5 more years of bottle age, to allow it to add more complexity and softer textures.

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2005
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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

10,725 Views   Tasted
2004
91
Medium bodied, soft, elegant and fresh, the plummy, cherry, licorice and earthy, mineral driven wine delivers a lot of pleasure today. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Medium bodied, soft, elegant and fresh, the plummy, cherry, licorice and earthy, mineral driven wine delivers a lot of pleasure today. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2003
92
Soft, supple, forward and ready to go, with its sweet, red and dark berries, smoke, licorice and forest floor personality. Lush and polished in texture, the wine has charm, complexity and character.

Soft, supple, forward and ready to go, with its sweet, red and dark berries, smoke, licorice and forest floor personality. Lush and polished in texture, the wine has charm, complexity and character.

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2002
88
Not without charm, but the wine is better on the nose, with its earthy, herbal, tobacco and red plum notes, than on the palate, which leans to the austere side.

Not without charm, but the wine is better on the nose, with its earthy, herbal, tobacco and red plum notes, than on the palate, which leans to the austere side.

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2001
91
Soft, round and luscious in texture, this truffle, black cherry, stone and licorice infused wine is drinking great today.

Soft, round and luscious in texture, this truffle, black cherry, stone and licorice infused wine is drinking great today.

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2000
93
At just past 10 years of bottle age, this is starting to open nicely, with a nose packed with earth, truffle, crushed stone, juicy plums and tobacco. Refined, elegant and soft, the finish leaves you with a rich sensation of pure, ripe blackberries.

At just past 10 years of bottle age, this is starting to open nicely, with a nose packed with earth, truffle, crushed stone, juicy plums and tobacco. Refined, elegant and soft, the finish leaves you with a rich sensation of pure, ripe blackberries.

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With a nose filled with truffles, minerals, plums and smoke, this soft, round textured, elegant, St. Emilion wine is open and enjoyable to drink today. The wine ends with fresh, sweet, jammy blackberries, earth and dark cherry notes. The wine has improved since I last tasted it about 3 years ago.

With a nose filled with truffles, minerals, plums and smoke, this soft, round textured, elegant, St. Emilion wine is open and enjoyable to drink today. The wine ends with fresh, sweet, jammy blackberries, earth and dark cherry notes. The wine has improved since I last tasted it about 3 years ago.

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Already showing a bit of lightness around the edges, this black fruit, earth, mineral and truffle perfumed wine improved a lot in the glass. Full bodied with soft textures, this is starting to display all its ample charms.

Already showing a bit of lightness around the edges, this black fruit, earth, mineral and truffle perfumed wine improved a lot in the glass. Full bodied with soft textures, this is starting to display all its ample charms.

7,201 Views   Tasted
1999
88
Medium-bodied, bright and on the sharp red fruit side, the nose, with its earth, licorice, smoke and kirsch nose is better than on the crisp, red plum palate.

Medium-bodied, bright and on the sharp red fruit side, the nose, with its earth, licorice, smoke and kirsch nose is better than on the crisp, red plum palate.

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1998
98
Fully-mature and still going strong, the wine is soft, supple, creamy and effortlessly shows off its salty, chocolate-covered cherries, and red plums with ease in the perfume, and on the palate. This has developed well. But, if you want to know what’s really going on at Beau-Sejour Becot today, you need to taste some of the current vintages as they’ve upped their game and are producing the best wines in the history of the estate today! Drink from 2023-2030.

Fully-mature and still going strong, the wine is soft, supple, creamy and effortlessly shows off its salty, chocolate-covered cherries, and red plums with ease in the perfume, and on the palate. This has developed well. But, if you want to know what’s really going on at Beau-Sejour Becot today, you need to taste some of the current vintages as they’ve upped their game and are producing the best wines in the history of the estate today! Drink from 2023-2030.

2,227 Views   Tasted
Fully mature, the gorgeous nose with its focus on truffles, flowers, earthy cherries and tobacco get the wine going. At this stage, there is the patina of age which shows silky textures, and an elegant, earthy, dark cherry and licorice tinged finish.

Fully mature, the gorgeous nose with its focus on truffles, flowers, earthy cherries and tobacco get the wine going. At this stage, there is the patina of age which shows silky textures, and an elegant, earthy, dark cherry and licorice tinged finish.

4,719 Views   Tasted
1995
93
Fully mature, this is one of the better wines from this often, stern vintage. The tannins are soft and polished. The fruit is fresh, ripe, clean and pure. The nose offers up a distinctive, thyme, espresso, truffle, mocha covered, black cherry and plum personality. The silky texture and ripe, red fruits taste as nice as it feels. You can drink this now, or age it for further development.

Fully mature, this is one of the better wines from this often, stern vintage. The tannins are soft and polished. The fruit is fresh, ripe, clean and pure. The nose offers up a distinctive, thyme, espresso, truffle, mocha covered, black cherry and plum personality. The silky texture and ripe, red fruits taste as nice as it feels. You can drink this now, or age it for further development.

3,447 Views   Tasted
1990
92
Fully mature, with the color and texture that comes with the patina of age. Spicy, earthy, tobacco and cherry notes, with a hint of flowers come out first. From there you find, elegant textures and a soft, polished, sweet cherry finish. There is no reason to hold this bottle any longer.

Fully mature, with the color and texture that comes with the patina of age. Spicy, earthy, tobacco and cherry notes, with a hint of flowers come out first. From there you find, elegant textures and a soft, polished, sweet cherry finish. There is no reason to hold this bottle any longer.

4,329 Views   Tasted
Fully mature, with a nose of truffle, earth, tobacco, blackberry, thyme and plum, the wine is soft, smooth and ready for prime time drinking.

Fully mature, with a nose of truffle, earth, tobacco, blackberry, thyme and plum, the wine is soft, smooth and ready for prime time drinking.

3,198 Views   Tasted
1989
89
Kicked off with a spicy nose filled with blackberry, truffle and cherry. This medium bodied wine is fully mature. The ‘89 lacks the same level of depth and ripeness found in current vintages.

Kicked off with a spicy nose filled with blackberry, truffle and cherry. This medium bodied wine is fully mature. The ‘89 lacks the same level of depth and ripeness found in current vintages.

5,088 Views   Tasted
1961
92
Tasting much younger than it's 53 years of age suggests, this charmer was round, polished and complex, with a tobacco, truffle, smoke, earth and sweet, ripe, black cherry and plummy filled personality. What a treat and thrill to taste.

Tasting much younger than it's 53 years of age suggests, this charmer was round, polished and complex, with a tobacco, truffle, smoke, earth and sweet, ripe, black cherry and plummy filled personality. What a treat and thrill to taste.

2,345 Views   Tasted