2018 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, Grand Cru Classé Saint-Émilion is now released.
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Château Beau-Séjour Bécot is ranked Premier Grand Cru Classé B in Saint-Émilion, currently owned by the Bécot family, with whom it has been since 1969, when the second part of the wine’s name was added on. The vineyard has 16.5 hectares, with 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon under vine, located in the north-west of the appellation on a limestone plateau.
Wonderful nose of ripe and pure red cherry, plum and blackcurrant. Very fresh in the vintage, beautiful precision. Svelte tannins, powerful structure but freshness and purity of fruit give superb balance. Hints of tobacco underneath the pure red and black fruit, complex spicy length. An excellent Beau-Séjour Bécot. – 17.5/ 20 Points, Davy’s Wine Merchants
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’ under bond. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales.
The 2018 Beau-Séjour Bécot is composed of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot was harvested on September 12-25, and the Cabernet varieties were harvested on October 4, 5 and 10. Yields were 46 hectoliters per hectare, and it is anticipated that the wine will age for 16 months. Sixty-five percent of the wine will be matured in new barriques, while 35% will be aged in vats, amphorae and large oak casks of 20-hectoliter capacity. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with bold, expressive notions of stewed plums, blackberry pie and Black Forest cake with nuances of menthol, mocha, molten licorice and wild sage plus a waft of lavender. Full-bodied, the palate is laden with latent energy, offering slow-releasing glimpses at dark, seductive berry preserves layers and vibrant earthy accents, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.- 96 pts Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate