2023 Ch Beau-Séjour Bécot 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Beauséjour Bécot
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2030 - 2045
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2023 - Ch Beau-Séjour Bécot 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Beauséjour Bécot
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2030 - 2045
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £258.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2024, Score: 92-94

    The 2023 Beau-Séjour Bécot has the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc to date after the introduction of vines planted with a north-south orientation eight years ago, from a massal selection. The Merlot was picked from September 7 until October 4, a long harvest. It underwent a ten-day cold pre-fermentation to fix the aromatics and enhance volume, then it was matured in 55% new oak—25% one-year old and 20% foudres. It has a crisp, well-defined bouquet with lifted red cherry, wild strawberry and crushed limestone aromas. This is classy and complex. The palate is medium-bodied with sapid red fruit, fine acidity and moderate grip. The texture is slightly chalky and reminds me of Troplong Mondot, which is no surprise given the similarities in their respective terroirs. Just a touch of salinity surfaces on the finish. This is a sophisticated and quite cerebral Saint-Émilion that should age with style.

  • Wine Advocate, April 2024, Score: 96-98

    The first vintage produced in the estate's highly functional new winery, the 2023 Beau-Séjour Bécot has turned out beautifully and looks likely to rival or surpass the brilliant 2022. Unfurling in the glass with notes of raspberries, dark berries and minty cherries mingled with notions of iris, wisteria and lilac, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, with a suave attack that prefaces a cool, complete core of fruit that's pure, perfumed and mineral, concluding with a long, saline finish. It's a blend of 77% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc that was harvested from September 7 to October 4, sub-block by sub-block.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2024, Score: 95-98

    The 2023 Beau-Séjour Bécot is fabulous. Rich, opulent and explosive to the core, the 2023 offers up a heady mélange of dark red/purplish fruit, spice, lavender, rose petal, blood orange and bright saline notes. As always, Cabernet Franc plays an important role in shaping the aromatic and flavor profile. The 2023 is an absolute stunner. It’s the first vintage made in the new cellar. That's of course not enough of a track record to make any definitive assessments, but in the 2023, I see a wine with more aromatic presence, greater precision and more refined tannins than any recent vintage I can recall. In a word: magnificent. Tasted two times.

  • James Suckling, April 2024, Score: 96-97

    A wine with very bright and al-dente fruit. Aromas and flavors of redcurrants and minerals with lavender and chalk. Medium to full body and a solid core of tannins integrated with the dark fruit. Toned-muscle quality to the tannins. Fresh and vibrant at the end. Pure fruit. Energy. 77% merlot and 23% cabernet franc.

  • Goedhuis Waddesdon, April 2024, Score: 93-95

    The star continues to shine for this great property, so prominently positioned on the plateau of St Emilion. A little shy aromatically, with light violet and loganberry scent, but it makes up for it in abundance in the palate. A deep and full wine, with a central kernel of limestone tannins giving a core from which it expands. The flavours build carefully like an Art Deco skyscraper, giving both grandeur and longeur. Definitely a St Emilion to watch out for.

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.