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2015 Chateau Beau Sejour Becot Saint Emilion 1er Grand Cru ClasseBlend from France

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  • 96 Wine Cellar Insider
  • 96 Wine Enthusiast
  • 95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 93-95 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 Wine Spectator
  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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About

96

"Clearly the best ever produced at Beau-Sejour Becot. You know it from the moment you place your nose in the wealth of flowers, licorice, smoke, black and red plums, dark cherry, espresso, and forest aromatics. Once the wine hits your palate, the wine really takes off with its sensuous textures, silky tannins and long, concentrated layer of perfectly ripe, sweet, fresh fruits. As the wine remains on your palate, the flavors expand and the sensation of crushed stone makes its presence known as well."

96 Wine Enthusiast

"This family-owned property at one of the high points in Saint-Émilion has made a rich, opulent wine, full of perfumed Cabernet Franc and generous Merlot. Ripe blackberries and dark plums are permeated with some serious tannins for aging. Drink this powerful wine from 2025."

95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2015 Beau-Sejour Becot is composed of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 85% new and 15% one-year-old French oak for 17 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose opens with blackberries, black cherries and crushed black plums with touches of spice box, lavender and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, it's rich, velvety and decadent in the mouth with a firm backbone and long, spicy finish. Yum!"

93-95 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2015 Beau-Sejour-Becot is a blend of 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 5-17 October, matured in 70% new oak barrels. It has a seductive and sensual bouquet with dark berries, blackberry and a subtle marine influence - kelp, perhaps brine. The palate is very smooth, satin-like tannin accompanied by a fresh line of acidity. Harmonious, almost sultry in style and yet there is plenty of freshness on the caressing finish. What a gorgeous Beausejour Bécot. To quote 1980s chanteuse Sade - this is a "smooth operator"."

95 Wine Spectator

"This brims with ripe, juicy plum, blackberry and açaí berry flavors, studded with licorice and fruitcake notes and backed by a nicely integrated apple wood detail through the finish. Pumps a lot of fruit out but does so energetically. Best from 2020 through 2035."

95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Very perfumed with crushed berries and blackberries. Wet earth and great intensity. Decadent. Full-bodied, layered and very velvety and intense. Extremely long and intense. A sexy and opulent wine yet poised and tight. One of best ever. Needs at least three to five years bottle age. "

Product Detail

Item # 107517
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St. Emilion
Ratings

96 - Wine Cellar Insider

96 - Wine Enthusiast

95 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

93-95 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 - Wine Spectator

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box