James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator
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Chateau Beau Sejour Becot 2019

Product description

Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot is located just to the west of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion, in the very heart of this prestigious appellation. The estate was named Beau-Sejour in 1787 by General Jacques de Carle, the proprietor at the time. Michel Becot bought the estate from Doctor Jean Fagouet in 1969 and further increased the area under vine from 10.5 hectares to 15 by acquiring 4.5 hectares on the Trois Moulins plateau in 1979. The chateau then took on the name of Beau-Sejour Becot. The vines are planted on perfectly homogenous soil ideal for producing fine wine.

96 Points - Decanter

Rich plum colour. This takes its time to open, is pretty subtle at first, but then explodes in juicy fruit. Clear salinity where you can feel the slate scrape of the limestone terroir, alongside well-expressed aromatics with touches of peony flowers. Elegant and succulent.

96 Points - James Suckling

Plums, currants, pine cones, mushrooms and bark on the nose. Some licorice, too. It's medium-bodied with tightly knit tannins. Tight and fresh with fantastic tension and drive. Refined and focused. Spicy and slightly salty at the end. 

95 Points - Wine Spectator

This delivers a tumble of ripe raspberry, plum and boysenberry fruit flavours, lined with violet, red tea and sweet tobacco notes that add lift and range. The long, racy, chalk-lined finish leaves a pure feel that's not easy to achieve in this vintage. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2019 Beau-Sejour Becot has turned out nicely, wafting from the glass with aromas of cassis, wild berries, raw cocoa, spices and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's deep and layered, with a rich mid-palate that's underpinned by succulent acids and powdery tannins.