2010 Beau-Sejour-Becot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • JL 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 92

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JL 94
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From an assemblage of 70% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc with the remainder split evenly between Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot this lovely wine opens with a perfume of crushed stone licorice jammy black plums and floral... From an assemblage of 70% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc with the remainder split evenly between Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot this lovely wine opens with a perfume of crushed stone licorice jammy black plums and floral scents. Soft and opulently textured this fresh sweet ripe St. Emilion wine ends with a mouthful of anise minerality red and black fruits.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Tiny yields of 21 hectoliters per hectare produced a wine with 15% natural alcohol. The final blend was 73% Merlot 23% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. Quite backward as if malolactic fermentation had just... 2010: Tiny yields of 21 hectoliters per hectare produced a wine with 15% natural alcohol. The final blend was 73% Merlot 23% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. Quite backward as if malolactic fermentation had just finished this opaque purple-hued large-scaled massive effort reveals high tannins high extraction and huge concentration. Everything is present but this wine looks set for a long life and will not be as sumptuous or opulent in its youth as the 2009 or 2008. Forget it for 5-8 years and drink it over the following three decades.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Quite primal with rich crushed plum braised fig and melted black licorice notes covered with an ample layer of dark cocoa. A bit squared off now but there's length and a graphite note that merit patience. -J.M.
JJB 94
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
73% merlot 23% cabernet franc and 4% cabernet sauvignon. 6.5-hectare vineyard on the limestone plateau of Saint Emilion planted to cines an average of 38 years old. Yields were only 21 hls/ha. Aging in 65% new and 35%... 73% merlot 23% cabernet franc and 4% cabernet sauvignon. 6.5-hectare vineyard on the limestone plateau of Saint Emilion planted to cines an average of 38 years old. Yields were only 21 hls/ha. Aging in 65% new and 35% one-wine-old French oak. 15% alcohol. Very intensely colored the aromas here are a bit high toned with notes of caraway seeds and tarragon. Late malos makes this a difficult sample to taste so we'll reserve some judgment but it certainly has fine potential. Jean-Philippe Fort consults. Tasted at Joanne will sample again soon.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2010

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.