2002 - Ch Beau-Séjour Bécot 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
06A2BEAB _ 2002 - Ch Beau-Séjour Bécot 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beauséjour Bécot
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2007 - 2017
Case size
12x75cl
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2002 CH BEAU-SÉJOUR BÉCOT 1ER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beauséjour Bécot
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2007 - 2017
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £500.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2005,
    Score: 88

    My initial concerns about this wine coming across as over-extracted with too much oak seem to be accurate. It is a muscular, boldly-styled offering whose type of extraction and wood treatment do not work well in vintages such as 2002. It possesses a dark plum/ruby color as well as abundant amounts of sweet fruit underneath all the oak, but the noticeable wood is jarring to the olfactory senses. With age, it may become more attenuated and disjointed rather than meshed together. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2015?

Producer

Château Beauséjour Bécot

Like certain Left Bank estates, Ch Beau Séjour Bécot was once part of a larger estate that had been separated into two (the other being Beauséjour Duffau Lagarosse). Located west of the village of St Emilion, it lies next to other sought after properties such as Canon and Angélus.

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.