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Beau-Séjour Bécot 2015

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2015Beau-Séjour BécotBT20540.001293 NM246093.0093.00Beausejour Becot0.75
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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Beau-Sejour Becot is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a very intense bouquet with copious black cherries, kirsch and blueberry fruit, just a slight warmth of alcohol but nothing too much to get concerned about. The palate is rounded and sexy on the entry, quite plush for this estate, rounded and caressing with a slight savory element from the Cabernets imparting more complexity on the finish. Maybe not the longest Saint-Émilion in terms of longevity but very delicious. Anticipated maturity: 2020 - 2040.

93
Neal Martin, -, March 2018

The 2015 Beau-Sejour-Becot is a blend of 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 5-17 October, matured in 70% new oak barrels. It has a seductive and sensual bouquet with dark berries, blackberry and a subtle marine influence - kelp, perhaps brine. The palate is very smooth, satin-like tannin accompanied by a fresh line of acidity. Harmonious, almost sultry in style and yet there is plenty of freshness on the caressing finish. What a gorgeous Beausejour Bécot. To quote 1980s chanteuse Sade - this is a "smooth operator". Drink: 2020 - 2045

93/95
Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016

The 2015 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! 2022 - 2042

95
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (Interim Fe), February 2018

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
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2018

Just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel, the Beau-Séjour-Bécot is superb. Expressive plum, grilled herb, lavender and spice flesh out in the glass. Voluptuous and racy, with no hard edges, the 2015 has much to offer. This is in an especially dense, explosive style, and yet all the elements are wonderfully fused together. I would give the 2015 a few years in bottle to start showing at its best. 2020 - 2035

95
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2018

A spectacularly rich, hedonistic wine, the 2015 Beau-Séjour-Bécot exudes richness and intensity, with silky, polished tannins that wrap around a huge core of fruit. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice and violet notes flesh out as this voluptuous, modern St.-Émilion shows off its distinctive personality. The 2015 is 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon partially fermented in barrel. All the elements are simply in the right place. Tasted two times.

93/96
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2016

Very deep crimson. Edgy and charred. A bit too exaggerated. Hard work! Shades of the 1990s…
Drink 2025-2038

16+
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016

Mid crimson. Finely ripe dark fruit, damson and dark plum but not at all raisined. Milk chocolate softness in texture, just enough freshness. Not very long but very approachable if not yet revealing its character. (JH) 14.5%
Drink 2022-2034

16
Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, November 2017

This 20 hectare vineyard is well situated in the heart of Saint Emilion and is planted with 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Farr Vintners, April 2016

The 2015 Beau- Séjour-Bécot is a sensational powerhouse of a Saint-Emilion that does everything right. Mostly Merlot, with 20% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s a ripe, voluptuous effort loaded with notions of cassis, ripe plum, and black cherry fruit intermixed with incense, spring flowers, and damp earth. It has enough tannin to warrant short-term cellaring, but it’s still undeniably delicious today. It will drink nicely for two decades. This cuvee comes from 19.5-hectare vineyard sitting on the upper, limestone dominated plateau, from vines averaging 40 years in age, was harvest between October 5th to the 9th and was aged 17 months in 85% new French oak. 2018 - 2038

94
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, November 2017

Sweet fruit the nose has depth the palate ripe fruit quite rich in the middle. There is a balancing freshness lighter at the back with sweet fruit coming through on the finish. 2022-35

89/92
Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2016

This tastes less alcoholic than it is, partly because of the presence of Cabernet Franc and
Cabernet Sauvignon, but also because of the talent of winemaker, Juliette Bécot and the high
percentage of limestone in the vineyard. Rich, plush and textured, this has lovely tannins,
plenty of dark, bramble fruit and scented, coffee bean oak. Drink: 2024-32

93
Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2016

The lovely nose, smothered in oak, still manages to look ravishing and this is very exciting. The fruit is dense and briary
with dark chocolate and throughout the experience it never lapses into parody or becomes too theatrical. I am very
confident that this will open out into a great wine one day and it will retain its detail and depth.

18+
Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2016
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