2016 Beau-Sejour-Becot Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 3L
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JL 96 JS 95 JD 95 WA 95 VN 95 WE 95 DC 94 WS 94
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2019

This is the best wine from the Becot family yet! The wine is sexy, fleshy, opulent, polished and packed with all the fresh, ripe, silky, pure red fruits you need. The crushed rock, thyme and floral accents make this even...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

Extremely aromatic and lifted on the nose with wild fruit and flowers, as well as chalk and mushroom undertones. Full body and ultra-fine tannins with beautiful grace and balance. Shows structure yet refinement at the...
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

Showing spectacularly well on the two occasions I was able to taste it, the 2016 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 16 months in 90% new oak, and...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Beau-Sejour Becot (80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) is just a little closed to begin, opening out to reveal beautiful chocolate-covered cherries...
VN 95

Vinous, January 2019

The 2016 Beauséjour Bécot has a sensual bouquet of pure red cherries and crushed strawberry laced with cedar and light graphite scents. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and well-judged acidity. The finish is...
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, May 2019

This wine has a smoky quality, with ripe tannins and dense blackberry and spice flavors as well as wonderful freshness. The wine has considerable potential, rich in tannins and acidity. It will be ready to drink from 2025.
DC 94

Decanter, April 2017

Right on the limestone plateau, this has a lovely delivery of extremely ripe black fruits dotted through with minerality and little pulses of electricity. Extremely successful, this will age well thanks to elongated...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, January 2019

This is a fresh and unencumbered style, with a beam of pure blackberry and raspberry fruit racing through, carried by a polished structure and infused with alluring black tea and incense tones. The finish is velvety, with...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2016
Size 3L
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 2016 Beau-Sejour-Becot is a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Saint Emilion region in Bordeaux, France. With its deep red color and a cork closure, this wine exudes elegance and sophistication from the moment it is poured into the glass.

On the nose, this wine is extremely aromatic, captivating the senses with wild fruit and flower notes that dance alongside undertones of chalk and mushroom. It is a bouquet that is both alluring and complex, inviting you to explore further.

Upon the first sip, the full-bodied nature of this wine becomes apparent. It envelops the palate with ultra-fine tannins that caress the tongue, showcasing a beautiful balance and grace. The structure of this wine is undeniable, yet it maintains a refined and sophisticated character. It is a wine that demands a bit of patience, as it will truly come together after four to five years of aging. However, even in its youth, it already displays remarkable beauty and depth.

The 2016 Beau-Sejour-Becot has garnered high praise from esteemed critics. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 95, noting its structure and refinement. Wine Enthusiast also awarded it a score of 95, highlighting its smoky quality, ripe tannins, and dense blackberry and spice flavors. Vinous echoes these sentiments, describing the wine as medium-bodied with supple tannins, well-judged acidity, and a harmonious finish.

This wine is truly a standout in its category, even drawing comparisons to its esteemed neighbor, Château Canon. With its potential for aging and layers of provocative black fruit, it promises to evolve and develop over time. The 2016 Beau-Sejour-Becot is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship of its producer, Beau-Sejour-Becot, and a wine that is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates.