2021 - Ch Beau-Séjour Bécot 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beauséjour Bécot
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2026 - 2037
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur

2021 CH BEAU-SÉJOUR BÉCOT 1ER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beauséjour Bécot
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2026 - 2037
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £258.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2022,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2021 Beau-Séjour-Bécot was picked September 21 to October 15, almost a whole month, with crews working half-days to pick at optimal maturity in each parcel. Yields were 33hL/ha, and the wine matured in 55% new oak, 25% amphora and 20% used barrels for a planned 16 months. Tasted twice; the first sample was a bit bashful, but the bottle poured at the château was much better. It has a mixture of red and black fruit, dried rose petal, bergamot and a touch of chalk. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, a fine level of acidity (pH 3.5) and mineral-laden red fruit. It shows fine transparency and appreciable energy and tension. Drink 2027 - 2050

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2022,
    Score: 93-95+

    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 deep core of fruit, ripe tannins and a long, saline finish. Cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare, and based on Merlot with some 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon in a supporting role, its quality reflects a growing season of relentless efforts and the impact of extra sorting equipment rented on the eve of harvest.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2022,
    Score: 95-97

    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 effortlessly. Dark fruit, mocha, spice, licorice and incense all build in the glass. The creamy tannins are impossibly refined for the year, while the finish is eternal. The 2021 is a real stunner. Readers won't want to miss it! Drink 2031-2061

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2022,
    Score: 92-94

    It is so exciting to see the new direction of this superb 22-hectare estate, sitting on prime vineyard land on the famed plateau of St Emilion adjoining Ch Canon. Owner and winemaker Juliette Becot, with the support of consultant Thomas Duclos, has ensured the focus today is on delicacy and St Emilion perfume. A blend of 83% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The scent is of damsons and the palate bursts with lively fresh cherries, bringing an appealing juicy succulence. The tannins have a fine sandy granular texture, leading to a bright and rewarding energetic finish.

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022,
    Score: 94-96

    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 gorgeous sense of purity in the red fruits that you sense in the mid-palate, which carries all the way through to the elegant, fresh, vibrant, long, energetic, sensual finish. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% ABV. The harvest took place September 21 - October 12. Drink from 2025-2050.

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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.