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Wine Rating: RP 93 points Drink by: 2019 - 2035
The 2014 Beau-Sejour Becot was tasted on two or three occasions. It has a generous and sensual bouquet with ample macerated red cherries, wild strawberry, vanilla pod, and orange sorbet aromas. This is endowed with superb delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin, beautifully integrated new oak, real depth, and focus. You could argue that it needed to demonstrate more persistence on the finish but that would be clutching at straws. There is so much freshness and vivacity in this Saint-Emilion that it really is a must-buy.
"The Château Beau-Sejour Becot is one of the few wine estates that survived the French Revolution. With the persistence of its family owners, the Château remained intact and continued to produce exceptional wines that placed the Bordeaux region on the map. Located at the western part of the medieval town of Saint Emilion, the wine estate used to be owned by the monks of St. Martin Abbey. It was named Beau-Sejour in 1787 by General Jacques de Carle, its proprietor back then.
Centuries later, the estate was bought by Michel Becot in 1969 and underwent extensive modernisation. Becot handed over the estate to his two sons in 1985, Dominique and Gerard, whose daughter eventually managed the estate. Things also changed in 2014 when Juliette Becot and Julien Barthe, her husband, completely took charge of the Château and the Becot family’s other wine estates."