2020 Beau-Sejour-Becot Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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JS 97 JL 97 VN 97 WE 96 DC 95 JD 95 WA 95 WS 94
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, May 2021

(JS 96-97 points) This has a fantastic finish with crushed blackberries and raspberries and salt undertones. It’s full-bodied, yet really racy and polished with such fine, intense tannins. Love the length to this. Very...
JL 97

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Beau-Sejour Becot is on a hot streak and 2020 shows why. Opening with a wealth of flowers before you get to all the red, black and blue fruits, thyme, spice-box, espresso beans, cocoa and licorice in the bouquet. The...
VN 97

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Beau-Sejour Becot is a dense, powerful wine. A rush of black cherry, plum, chocolate, new leather, licorice, spice and sweet oak builds as this towering, vertically explosive Saint-Émilion opens in the glass...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast,

(94-96 points) Barrel Sample. The wine's structure shows right through the vibrant fruit to give both great freshness and powerful tannins at the back. Black currant fruits shine with impressive acidity that gives a...
DC 95

Decanter, May 2021

Velvety rich deep blue fruits, this is powerful and measured, fruit-forward and yet subtle, layered blueberry and raspberry with smoked almonds and mocha on the finish. Sleek and finessed fruit flavours, a sense of...
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

A brilliant wine that's up with the finest to date from this incredible terroir, the 2020 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot checks in as 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. Revealing a vivid purple...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

(95+ points) A terrific performance for an estate on a continuing upward trajectory, the 2020 Beau-Séjour Bécot unwinds in the glass with a deep bouquet of cherries and blackberries mingled with violets and spices...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, November 2022

Very expressive, with cassis, cherry puree and plum pâte de fruit notes leaping to the fore with good energy, while violet, red tea, savory and sanguine details add range and guile through the stylish finish. It's not...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 1.5L
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 2020 Beau-Sejour-Becot is a stunning Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. With its deep red color and elegant label, this wine immediately catches the eye and promises a memorable tasting experience.

On the nose, the wine exudes a captivating bouquet of crushed blackberries and raspberries, intermingled with subtle salt undertones. It is a full-bodied wine with a racy and polished texture, thanks to its fine and intense tannins. The length of the finish is truly exceptional, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. This wine showcases excellent energy and a distinguished, toned character.

Composed of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2020 Beau-Sejour-Becot demonstrates the winemaker's skill in blending these varietals harmoniously. It is a testament to the estate's upward trajectory, with each vintage showcasing ever-increasing quality.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 97 points, praising its fantastic finish and intense tannins. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also lauded its deep concentration, pure fruit, and vibrant core, giving it a score of 95+. Decanter magazine described this wine as velvety rich, with powerful yet subtle fruit flavors and a burst of minerality on the finish. Furthermore, esteemed wine critic Jeff Leve noted that the 2020 vintage represents a new level of quality for Beau-Sejour-Becot, with increased intensity and purity of fruit.

With its impeccable reviews, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for several years, the 2020 Beau-Sejour-Becot promises a memorable and extraordinary wine-drinking experience.