Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2020 97pts
Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot has a long and fascinating history dating back to the 18th century. The chateau was once owned by the Becot family, who sold it in the 1960s. The current owners, the Bécot family, bought the estate in 1995 and have since invested heavily in its modernization.
The winery boasts 20 hectares of vineyards, planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The vineyards are situated on the slopes of the Saint-Emilion plateau, where the soils are rich in limestone and clay.
The winery uses a combination of traditional and modern winemaking techniques to produce their wines. The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted before being fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for up to 18 months.
97 Points James Suckling
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 distinguished and toned. Excellent energy. 85% merlot, 13% cabernet franc and 2% cabernet sauvignon.
97 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Displaying a deep purple-black color, the 2020 Beau-Sejour Becot prances out of the glass with showy scents of preserved plums, chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries and raspberry preserves, plus suggestions of rose oil, ground cloves and licorice. The elegantly crafted, medium-bodied palate shimmers with energy, offering a fantastic intensity of crunchy red and black fruits, supported by fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and perfumed. Simply stunning.
97 Points Vinous
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-Emilion opens in the glass. This is an especially broad, expansive Saint-Emilion, much of that attributable to the clay in these soils. The 2020 is magnificent in its intensity and overall volume. Superb.
95 Points Decanter
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 forward motion from beginning to end and a burst of freshly-grated minerality on the finish. Extremely good quality. This is the second to last vintage in the new cellar, before building a new cellar for 2023 vintage. They have done a lot of work in the vineyards studying the terroir to understand how smaller sectors and zones within each plot reacts, and this work of studying the plots will help to inform the new cellar. Harvest September 8th to September 29th. 3.5ph. A yield of 42hl/ha. 16 months ageing in 65% new oak barrel, 35% in vats, amphoras and 20hl oak tanks.
95 Points Jeb Dunnuck
A brilliant wine that's up with the finest to date from this incredible terroir, the 2020 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot checks in as 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. Revealing a vivid purple hue as well as a drop-dead gorgeous nose of black raspberries, cassis, violets, and a liquid rock-like sense of minerality, it’s medium to full-bodied and concentrated, with ultra-fine tannins and perfect balance. This beauty deserves 4-5 years of bottle age and will evolve gracefully over the following two decades or more. Don't miss it. Best After 2023.
94 Points Wine Spectator
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 easy to capture such freshness in this vintage like this version does. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Known for producing wines that are rich, powerful, and complex. Their Saint-Emilion Grand Cru wines are often described as having aromas of dark fruit, such as blackberry and blackcurrant, as well as notes of tobacco, leather, and spices. On the palate, these wines are typically full-bodied, with ripe tannins, and a long, persisten
Blend: 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
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