Château Beau-Séjour Bécot is one of the leading Saint Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé ‘B’. Michel Bécot’s sons, Dominique in the vineyard and Gerard in the cellar, are focusing on making very opulent yet elegant wines which are well received by critics year after year.
Intense nose with chocolate and plum notes and hints of tobacco. Ample palate with delicate tannin, generous red and black fruits and spicy flavours. Good freshness overall.
The 2014 Beau-Séjour Bécot has a concentrated nose of blackberry, raspberry and briary, the oak nicely integrated though it clearly needs time to open. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, caressing and silky smooth in the mouth with quality new oak. This feels very harmonious with a lightly spiced, cedar-tinged finish that lingers in the mouth. What an outstanding performance. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. 2022 - 2044- 94 pts Neal Martin, vinous.com