Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot (Saint Emilion) Reviews

Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Reviews

 

2017 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Reviews

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A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

96 Points Wine Spectator

Shows a lovely, engaging feel, offering succulent blackberry and cherry compote notes. Delightfully pure, with light echoes of bramble, chalk and anise flittering through the finish. Silky and refined, this has length to burn.

95 Points Wine Enthusiast

This wine revels in its soft black fruit flavors. Supported by structured tannins that are already well integrated, it shows touches of wood and spice at the end. This is going to be a generous, fruity wine from 2023.

94 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The tentative blend of the 2017 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot is 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with an earthy nose of mossy bark, truffles and fertile loam with a core of baked plums, crushed blackberries and black raspberries. The palate is medium-bodied, refreshing and delicately played with energetic fruit and plush tannins, finishing earthy.

93 Points Decanter

Lovely dark chocolate and fresh mint aromas are followed by a textured, silky and soft palate. It has a slightly gourmet feel, but is very well handled, not overdone. An enjoyable wine, fresh but intense and with great balance.

92 Points James Suckling

Some very good dark-berry and licorice character to this. Medium body, firm tannins and a juicy finish.

2016 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Reviews

A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

95 Points James Suckling

Extremely aromatic and lifted on the nose with wild fruit and flowers, as well as chalk and mushroom undertones. Full body and ultra-fine tannins with beautiful grace and balance. Shows structure yet refinement at the same time. Needs four to five years to come completely together, but already so beautiful. Drink after 2023.

95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot (80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) is just a little closed to begin, opening out to reveal beautiful chocolate-covered cherries, preserved plums and black raspberries scents with touches of stewed tea, tobacco, red roses and cinnamon stick. Full-bodied and jam-packed with perfumed fruit layers, it has a rock-solid frame of ripe, finely grained tannins and layer upon layer of provocative black fruit and savory layers on the finish.

95 Points Wine Enthusiast

This wine has a smoky quality, with ripe tannins and dense blackberry and spice flavors as well as wonderful freshness. The wine has considerable potential, rich in tannins and acidity. It will be ready to drink from 2025.

94 Points Wine Spectator

This is a fresh and unencumbered style, with a beam of pure blackberry and raspberry fruit racing through, carried by a polished structure and infused with alluring black tea and incense tones. The finish is velvety, with graphite and tobacco notes buried within. Best from 2022 through 2036.

94 Points Decanter

Right on the limestone plateau, this has a lovely delivery of extremely ripe black fruits dotted through with minerality and little pulses of electricity. Extremely successful, this will age well thanks to elongated tannins that are chalky in all the right places. Again, we have this slight austerity on the finish, a reminder than 2016 is not the right bank party we saw in 2015, but this is excellent with such a beautiful balance.

2015 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $110.00

A blend of  80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.

96 Points Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection

This family-owned property at one of the high points in Saint-Émilion has made a rich, opulent wine, full of perfumed Cabernet Franc and generous Merlot. Ripe blackberries and dark plums are permeated with some serious tannins for aging. Drink this powerful wine from 2025.

95 Points James Suckling

Very perfumed with crushed berries and blackberries. Wet earth and great intensity. Decadent. Full-bodied, layered and very velvety and intense. Extremely long and intense. A sexy and opulent wine yet poised and tight. One of best ever. Needs at least three to five years bottle age.

95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot is composed of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 85% new and 15% one-year-old French oak for 17 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose opens with blackberries, black cherries and crushed black plums with touches of spice box, lavender and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, it’s rich, velvety and decadent in the mouth with a firm backbone and long, spicy finish. Yum!

95 Points Wine Spectator #55 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018

This brims with ripe, juicy plum, blackberry and açaí berry flavors, studded with licorice and fruitcake notes and backed by a wonderfully integrated apple wood detail through the finish. Pumps a lot of fruit out but does so energetically. Best from 2020 through 2035.

94 Points Decanter

Deep and reserved on the nose but a fragrant palate. Powerful but refined tannic base. Beautiful smooth texture with the freshness from the limestone terroir. Persistent finish.

2014 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Reviews

A blend of 87% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc.

95 Points Wine Enthusiast

While this powerful wine does have considerable over-extraction, it also has swathes of ripe berry fruits. There is enough fruity richness that it should eventually dominate the tough structure and harmonize; it just needs time.

93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot was tasted on two or three occasions. It has a generous and sensual bouquet with ample macerated red cherries, wild strawberry, vanilla pod and orange sorbet aromas. This is endowed with superb delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin, beautifully integrated new oak, real depth and focus. You could argue that it needed to demonstrate more persistence on the finish but that would be clutching at straws. There is so much freshness and vivacity in this Saint Emilion that it really is a must-buy.

93 Points Wine Spectator

This delivers a vibrant core of raspberry and boysenberry preserves, freshened with hints of mint, savory and tobacco, all carried by fine threads of charcoal through the finish. Reveals a lovely tug of sweet earth at the end. Best from 2022 through 2032.

91 Points James Suckling

Solid and tight with tangy acidity and tannins. Full bodied and chewy.

2013 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Reviews

94 Points Wine Enthusiast

This is a structured, dry wine that is more about dry tannins than fruit. There is a juicy element that should give the wine great richness for the future, although it will be a long time.

2012 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Reviews

94 Points Wine Enthusiast

This is a finely balanced wine that’s ripe and structured at the same time. It has richness and spice, with a powerful context of wood, juicy blackberry fruits and delicious acidity. With such concentration, this is a wine with excellent ageing potential.

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Chateau Beauséjour Bécot had a strange bouquet at first, a little funkiness that soon dissipates with several swirls of the glass. I like the delineation here, nuanced red cherry and wild strawberry scents, black tea and undergrowth, though I noticed that it becomes just a little volatile with aeration—something to watch out for. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, foursquare for a Saint Emilion and yet nicely focused, just the right amount of dryness, if not quite delivering the requisite complexity and tension on the finish. This is one of those wines that is “nearly there” and needs bottle age, but I am certain it will come good once it has settled down. Tasted January 2016.

91 Points Wine Spectator

This has a nice core of bramble-edged plum and blackberry pâte de fruit flavors, underscored with lightly singed alder and juniper hints. A mineral note maintains a little tension through the finish. This should age nicely in the mid-term. Best from 2016 through 2022.

90 Points Decanter

Ripe and savoury on the nose. Palate sweet and plump but fresh. Firm, long, dry finish. Tannins a little angular. La Gomerie now incorporated.

2011 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Reviews

93 Points Wine Enthusiast

A great success for the vintage, this wine is firmly structured and expressive, bringing out a dark structure, ripe tannins and swathes of black fruits. Further generosity will develop as the wine matures. Drink from 2018.

91 Points Wine Spectator

Captures the briary feel of the vintage, delivering a solid core of plum, bitter cherry and black currant mixed with notes of tobacco leaf and pain d’épices. A prominent charcoal spine takes over on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2026.

90 Points James Suckling

This is grapey, with licorice and flowers on the nose and palate. Medium to full body with fine tannins and a medium finish. Needs time to open. Better in 2016.

90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

A masculine, slightly rustic style of St.-Emilion, this dense ruby/purple-hued, medium-bodied 2011 exhibits notes of mulberries, black cherries, earth, graphite and a touch of background oak. It possesses elevated tannins, but a good attack and impressive purity as well as depth. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the next 15+ years.

2010 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Reviews

A blend of  70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon.

95 Points James Suckling

Wonderful nose with loads of dark chocolate, plums and some coffee. Opens up with orange peel, leather and vanilla. Full and round on palate with beautiful fruit and sweet polished tannins. Long and gorgeous with a really smooth texture.

95 Points Vinous

The 2010 Chateau Beau-Séjour Bécot was picked between 5 and 22 October. This has an outstanding bouquet that is superior to anything that preceded it: a mixture of red and black fruit, undergrowth, minerals, iris and crushed violet. The oak here is seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine line of acidity, quite sensual in the mouth, especially for a 2010, that makes this more approachable that many of its peers. There is immense depth and certainly it constitutes the most powerful Bécot to date. Yet the precision and detail on the finish takes it to a higher level than the 2009 and you come away with the feeling that this is a benchmark for the Bécot family. Patience will be needed, but will be repaid. Tasted at the château.

95 Points Wine Enthusiast

In the opulent style of superripe Merlot, this is a rich wine that delivers generous black currant fruits with tannins that are dense but not overwhelming. It is finely structured, proud of its elegance, stylish fruit and tannin balance. The wine is set for long-term aging, but will certainly be drinkable in 5–10 years.

93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

A blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine from a moderately sized vineyard was cropped at only 27.5 hectoliters per hectare and came in at 14.5% natural alcohol. The wine displays plenty of toasty oak and vanillin as well as some lead pencil shavings intermixed with cedar, black currants, cherry jam, chocolate and espresso. It is a relatively big, dense, full-bodied St.-Emilion that needs 5-6 years of cellaring and that should keep well for up to two decades.

93 Points Wine Spectator

Delivers a deliciously vibrant core of linzer torte, blackberry confiture and melted licorice snap notes, along with toasted spice and a mouthwatering apple wood accent on the finish The grip is briary and energetic, showing a fine, buried minerality. Should stretch out wonderfully in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2028.