2021 Beau-Sejour-Becot Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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VN 97 JL 96 DC 95 WA 95 JS 94 JD 94
VN 97

Vinous, May 2022

(VN 95-97 points) The 2021 Beau-Séjour-Bécot is one of the most elegant wines I have ever tasted here. Pliant and deep, with striking depth, the 2021 is outrageously beautiful. All the elements come together so...
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2022

(JL 94-96 points) Flowers, cherries, licorice, leafy herbs, spice, tobacco leaf and dark chocolate create the perfume. On the palate the wine is lush, soft, fresh, clean and most importantly, the wine expresses a...
DC 95

Decanter, April 2022

Rose-edged raspberries on the nose with blackcurrant leaf, soft herbal and earthy tones too. Gently floral and perfumed – so welcoming. Direct and streamlined on the palate with gently chalky/creamy tannins that are so...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

(WA 93-95+ points) Aromas of deep berry fruit, dark chocolate, subtle spices and dried flowers introduce the 2021 Beau-Séjour Bécot, a medium to full-bodied, velvety and seamless wine that's lively and layered, with a...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(JS 93-94 points) Lots of blue fruit with violets and a hint of boysenberry. Medium body, integrated and fine tannins and a cool, linear finish. Solid length and brightness.
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

(JD 92-94 points) I loved the 2021 Beau-Séjour Bécot. This is just straight-up class with its ripe red plum and bright cherry fruit as well as mineral-laced aromatics of tobacco leaf and flowers. Medium-bodied on the...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
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 2021 Beau-Sejour-Becot is a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed region of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France. This red wine exudes elegance and sophistication, making it a true gem for wine enthusiasts.

In the glass, the wine displays a rich, deep color that captures the eye and hints at the complexity within. On the nose, enticing aromas of deep berry fruit, dark chocolate, subtle spices, and dried flowers greet the senses. These aromatics create a captivating bouquet that draws you in with each swirl of the glass.

On the palate, the 2021 Beau-Sejour-Becot showcases medium to full-bodied character that is velvety and seamless. It is a lively and layered wine, with a deep core of fruit that is complemented by ripe tannins. The wine's texture is smooth and luxurious, providing a truly indulgent drinking experience. The finish is long and saline, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

The quality of this wine is a testament to the relentless efforts of the producer, Beau-Sejour-Becot, and the impact of extra sorting equipment rented on the eve of harvest. The wine is primarily made from Merlot, with some Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon playing a supporting role. The careful selection of grapes and the meticulous winemaking process have resulted in a wine of exceptional quality.

Renowned wine critics have also praised the 2021 Beau-Sejour-Becot. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive 95 points, describing it as a wine with a "deep core of fruit, ripe tannins, and a long, saline finish." James Suckling also awarded it 94 points, highlighting its "blue fruit with violets" and "cool, linear finish." Other critics, such as Jeff Leve and Vinous, have also given this wine high scores and praised its elegance, purity, and depth of flavor.

Overall, the 2021 Beau-Sejour-Becot is a wine that showcases the best of Saint Emilion. Its refined character, elegant structure, and impressive depth make it a truly remarkable Bordeaux Blend. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further aging, this wine promises to deliver a memorable drinking experience.