2012 Beau-Sejour-Becot Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WE 95 JL 93 JS 92 NM 92 WA 91 WS 91 DC 90
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, April 2013

(WE93-95 points) Barrel sample. This is a finely balanced wine that’s ripe and structured at the same time. It has richness and spice, with a powerful context of wood, juicy blackberry fruits and delicious acidity. With...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2015

Polished, elegant, concentrated and silky smooth, with a good concentration of flavor, length and a supple, mineral and plum filled finish. Read more...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, February 2015

A red with juicy fruit and fine tannins including a dried meat and smoke undertone. Full body, tight tannins and a flavorful finish. Improved in barrel. A joy to taste. Better in 2018.
NM 92

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2013

(NM90-92 points) A blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Beausejour Becot has a vibrant, brightness on the nose. The palate is packed full of lush ripe red berry fruit – quite lavish and...
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016

91+ Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Beauséjour Bécot had a strange bouquet at first, a little funkiness that soon dissipates with several swirls of the glass. I like the delineation here...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, March 2015

This has a nice core of bramble-edged plum and blackberry pâte de fruit flavors, underscored with lightly singed alder and juniper hints. A mineral note maintains a little tension through the finish. This should age...
DC 90


Ripe and savoury on the nose. Palate sweet and plump but fresh. Firm, long, dry finish. Tannins a little angular. La Gomerie now incorporated.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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.

The 2012 Beau-Sejour-Becot from Bordeaux, France is a remarkable red wine that showcases the elegance and complexity of the region. With a beautiful deep red color, this wine is sure to captivate both the eyes and the palate.

On the nose, the wine displays a vibrant brightness, with enticing aromas of ripe red berries that are both lush and exotic for the vintage. There is also a hint of spice that adds depth and complexity to the bouquet. This wine is truly a delight for the senses.

The palate of the 2012 Beau-Sejour-Becot is equally impressive. It is packed full of ripe red berry fruit, which gives the wine a luscious and opulent character. The texture is velvety and smooth, with a touch of "furriness" that adds a seductive quality to the wine. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression on the taste buds.

Experts have praised the 2012 Beau-Sejour-Becot for its balance and structure. Neal Martin's Wine Journal awarded it 92 points, describing it as a wine that is approachable now but will also age well. Wine Spectator gave it a score of 91, noting its core of bramble-edged plum and blackberry flavors, as well as its mineral notes. Wine Enthusiast was particularly impressed, awarding it 95 points and calling it a wine with excellent aging potential.

Overall, the 2012 Beau-Sejour-Becot is a wine that showcases the best of Bordeaux. With its vibrant fruit flavors, elegant structure, and potential for aging, it is a wine that will impress both connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, this wine is sure to deliver a memorable drinking experience.