2017 Ch. Beau-Sejour Becot St Emilion

94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
In stock
A great vintage for one of the finest 1er Grand Cru Classé 'B' estates in St Emilion. Based on a limestone plateau, the large holdings of Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot came through the 2017 conditions nicely to produce an almost hedonistic wine of deep colour and lush ripe fruit, with classic smoke and earthy-mineral overtones. While this will decant beautifully shortly after its arrival, the inherent quality of this team and terroir have set the wine on course to age for a further twenty years plus.
$120.00 in mixed 6+ or $135.00 per bottle


80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon (tentative blend)

Its Origins

Beau-Séjour Bécot, an illustrious St. Emilion property with a 1er Grand Cru Classé 'B' status was stripped of this temporarily in 1985 due to Michel Bécot's incorporation of a couple of non 1er grand cru vineyards. The decision was reversed in 1996 and Beau-Séjour Bécot now enjoys this status again as one of the leading properties. Beau-Séjour Bécot's 20 hectares of vineyards are superbly sited on a limestone plateau in the north-west part of the appellation. The wine is a blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon - the grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats, and the wine is matured in oak barriques (50-70% new) for 18-20 months. The wines are full-bodied, concentrated and rich with layers of seductive cassis-scented fruits and hints of smoky new oak.

What The Critics Say

91-94/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2017 Beau-Séjour-Bécot is dark, dense and inviting, with striking textural richness and fabulous depth. Succulent black cherry, chocolate, new leather, spice and menthol. All the elements fall into place in a soft, beautifully resonant Saint-Émilion from the Bécot family."

94/100 Wine Cellar Insider, Jeff Leve

"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!"

92-94/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown

"The tentative blend of the 2017 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."

Variety Merlot
Region Bordeaux
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2022 - 2040

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB



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