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2016 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot
The 2016 Beau-Sejour-Becot is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 40 hectoliters per hectare, picked between 3-20 October. It has a very pure and precise bouquet, pure with joyful black cherries, blackcurrants, cedar and incense that is beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well balanced, sensual and lively with a gentle, caressing finish of cedar and tobacco. There is good structure here, a Saint Emilion that should age with style. This continues the upswing of Beau-Sejour-Becot.
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com #230 (Apr 2017)
Inviting, with a core of warm fig and boysenberry fruit backed by a hefty dose of anise and fruitcake. Sweet spice accents through the toasted finish.-J.M.
This is really beautiful in 2016 showing blackberry, blueberry and walnut character. Full-bodied, tight and focussed with fantastic length. Serious. Best ever modern vintage?
Minty aromas signal the effect new wood is already having on this wine. The fruit is opulent and ripe, with generous blackberry and plum flavors filling the glass. It will take many years to develop, so drink after 2029.
The 2016 Beau-Séjour-Bécot is terrific. Bold, ample and juicy on the palate, it exudes depth in all of its dimensions. The super-ripe red cherry, smoke, blood orange, spice and red plum flavors are supple and tasty. The 2016 spent about a month on the skins, with some lots fermented in 600-liter barrels. New oak will be about 90 percent. Jean-Philippe Fort is the consultant. Tasted two times.