1998 Beau-Sejour-Becot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 91
  • WS 90

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WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2001
...flamboyant obvious new oak but unlike other years there is more concentration power and depth behind the vanillin/pain grille notes. Full-bodied dense and chewy with copious peppery herb-tinged red currant black... ...flamboyant obvious new oak but unlike other years there is more concentration power and depth behind the vanillin/pain grille notes. Full-bodied dense and chewy with copious peppery herb-tinged red currant black currant and blackberry fruit this is a lush generously-endowed offering with a lightly tannic finish. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2016.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2001
Very well done. Gorgeous aromas of raspberry cherry and flowers. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and a long caressing finish...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 1998

Label

This wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in 80-100% new barrels depending on the vintage. It then ages in the cellar for 16 to 18 months at constant temperature of 16 degrees Celsius. Annual production is approximately 60,000 bottles.

Winery

Beau-Sejour-Becot

The Beau-Sejour Becot vineyard is situated on the western plateau of Saint-Emilion, in the old parish of Saint-Martin de Mazerat. The estate covers 18.5 hectares of which 16.52 hectares are planted with Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (24%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (6%) on chalky soil with fossilized starfish. The average age of the vines is 40 years old and the fruit is harvested by hand.