2011 Beau-Sejour-Becot Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JL 93 WE 93 VN 91 WS 91
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2012

(92-93 points) 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon create the blend. The wine will be aged in 70% new oak. With deep color, truffle, floral, black raspberry, cherry blossom, licorice and vanilla, this...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, May 2014

A great success for the vintage, this wine is firmly structured and expressive, bringing out a dark structure, ripe tannins and swathes of black fruits. Further generosity will develop as the wine matures. Drink from...
VN 91

Vinous, April 2022

The 2011 Beau-Séjour Bécot has a well-defined and pure bouquet with redcurrant, cranberry, blood orange and more mineralité than its peers. Fine delineation, becomes a little volatile in the glass. The palate is...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, March 2014

Captures the briary feel of the vintage, delivering a solid core of plum, bitter cherry and black currant mixed with notes of tobacco leaf and pain d'épices. A prominent charcoal spine takes over on the finish. Best from...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2011
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%

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.

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.