Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1494 ratings
9.294 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Stephanie Losee

Opened this one too soon. All I could taste was tannin. I’d give it 3-4 more years

Opened this one too soon. All I could taste was tannin. I’d give it 3-4 more years

Jul 7th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc and 5% Cab Sauv, aged 65% in new French oak, deep Ruby with ripe fruit aromas & enticing herb notes. On the palate flavors of black cherry & blackberry, currant-like, with tobacco, cacao and smoky oak notes. Dusty fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral tones, tried a while ago, opening up nice but will last for a decade+. Nice!

A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc and 5% Cab Sauv, aged 65% in new French oak, deep Ruby with ripe fruit aromas & enticing herb notes. On the palate flavors of black cherry & blackberry, currant-like, with tobacco, cacao and smoky oak notes. Dusty fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral tones, tried a while ago, opening up nice but will last for a decade+. Nice!

Jul 2nd, 2021
Rob Brobst III

Irregular in style but distinct in texture, and smoothness..... still has life.

Irregular in style but distinct in texture, and smoothness..... still has life.

Jan 10th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc and 5% Cab Sauv, aged 65% in new French oak, deep Ruby with ripe fruit aromas & enticing herb notes. On the palate flavors of black cherry & blackberry, currant-like, with tobacco, cacao and smoky oak notes. Dusty fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral tones, just starting to drink well but will last for then next decade+. Nice!

A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc and 5% Cab Sauv, aged 65% in new French oak, deep Ruby with ripe fruit aromas & enticing herb notes. On the palate flavors of black cherry & blackberry, currant-like, with tobacco, cacao and smoky oak notes. Dusty fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral tones, just starting to drink well but will last for then next decade+. Nice!

Nov 12th, 2020
Conrad Green

Dark plum and brooding fruit on the nose. Nice clarity and depth and quite fresh. Modernist in style but coming around now. Quite long.

Dark plum and brooding fruit on the nose. Nice clarity and depth and quite fresh. Modernist in style but coming around now. Quite long.

Jun 14th, 2020
Ken Z
9.2

Drank 2/16/20. Beautiful with a New York Strip.

No formal notes taken, but scents of plum, blackberry, mint, and tobacco. Flavors of black fruit. Nice balance, black fruit on the finish. Very nice. Ready to drink now, but will easily hold another 5 years.

92 pts

Drank 2/16/20. Beautiful with a New York Strip.

No formal notes taken, but scents of plum, blackberry, mint, and tobacco. Flavors of black fruit. Nice balance, black fruit on the finish. Very nice. Ready to drink now, but will easily hold another 5 years.

92 pts

Feb 17th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 80% Merlot, 16% Cab Franc & 4% Cab Sauv, Estate named Beau-Séjour in 1787 by General Jacques de Carle, proprietor at the time. Michel Bécot bought estate from Dr Jean Fagouet in 1969 increasing vines from 10.5 hectares to 15, acquiring Trois Moulins plateau in 1979, kept the name Beau-Séjour Bécot. Aromas of ripe red/black fruits with flavors of blackberry & plum with notes of spice, cedar & cacao smoky notes. Firm tannins, long finish ending with spicy notes. Tasting Sample.

Blend of 80% Merlot, 16% Cab Franc & 4% Cab Sauv, Estate named Beau-Séjour in 1787 by General Jacques de Carle, proprietor at the time. Michel Bécot bought estate from Dr Jean Fagouet in 1969 increasing vines from 10.5 hectares to 15, acquiring Trois Moulins plateau in 1979, kept the name Beau-Séjour Bécot. Aromas of ripe red/black fruits with flavors of blackberry & plum with notes of spice, cedar & cacao smoky notes. Firm tannins, long finish ending with spicy notes. Tasting Sample.

Dec 25th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Estate named Beau-Séjour in 1787 by General Jacques de Carle, proprietor at the time. Michel Bécot bought estate from Dr Jean Fagouet in 1969 increasing vines from 10.5 hectares to 15, acquiring Trois Moulins plateau in 1979, kept the name Beau-Séjour Bécot. Blend of 87% Merlot, 9% Cab Sauv & 4% Cab Franc. Nice berry aromas, ripe cherry & fresh raspberry flavors with notes of sweet cacao & tobacco adding some toasty notes. Firm tannins, not overpowering, lingering ending with tangy sweet oak.Tasting Sample.

Estate named Beau-Séjour in 1787 by General Jacques de Carle, proprietor at the time. Michel Bécot bought estate from Dr Jean Fagouet in 1969 increasing vines from 10.5 hectares to 15, acquiring Trois Moulins plateau in 1979, kept the name Beau-Séjour Bécot. Blend of 87% Merlot, 9% Cab Sauv & 4% Cab Franc. Nice berry aromas, ripe cherry & fresh raspberry flavors with notes of sweet cacao & tobacco adding some toasty notes. Firm tannins, not overpowering, lingering ending with tangy sweet oak.Tasting Sample.

Dec 25th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

Monster of a wine. Enjoyable now but really deserves time.

Monster of a wine. Enjoyable now but really deserves time.

Sep 2nd, 2019
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

No decant; straight from the Cave. Lovely spice aromas here (cloves, cinnamon, walnut), supported by fine oak, tobacco and aged cigar box scents. Complex. Medium-body, still shy! Plums, dark cherries and an iron-like close on the still tight finish. Rich fruits shining through but tightly restrained by still lively tannins. Impressive.

No decant; straight from the Cave. Lovely spice aromas here (cloves, cinnamon, walnut), supported by fine oak, tobacco and aged cigar box scents. Complex. Medium-body, still shy! Plums, dark cherries and an iron-like close on the still tight finish. Rich fruits shining through but tightly restrained by still lively tannins. Impressive.

Oct 5th, 2018