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2019 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$150. 00
$1800.00 Dozen
Cellar: 10 - 15 Years (2032-2037)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Midnight black heart with a deep dark red hue that shows good brightness. Sailing from the glass are alluring scents of red to black currant infused with violet followed by hints of liquorice, earth, delicate cigar box, dried herbs and spice. Rich and possessing unwavering power, the opulent yet refined medium bodied palate is resplendent in cassis and red liquorice fruits with a touch of blueberry also present. Fine grained yet beautifully sculptured tannins provide shape. Dusty vanillin cedar, subtle inky earth, dried herb and spice elements all lie underneath. Long polished conclusion.
Cellar 10-15 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews....
The 2019 Beau-Séjour Bécot has turned out nicely, wafting from the glass with aromas of cassis, wild berries, raw cocoa, spices and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's deep and layered, with a rich mid-palate that's underpinned by succulent acids and powdery tannins. Located opposite Château Canon on Saint-Émilion's limestone plateau, there's some significant restructuring going on in the vineyards here, and in the cellar, foudres, amphorae and once-used barrels complement new oak: the result is the best wines this estate has produced in the modern era. Drink 2025 - 2050.
94+ points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Apr 2022)

The 2019 Beau-Séjour-Bécot is a powerful, explosive wine. Dark fruit, chocolate, cured meats and earthy notes lend quite a bit of depth. Compared with its neighbors, Beau-Séjour-Bécot is dark, broad and broodingly tannic, sometimes more power than finesse. There is plenty of character, though. That much is evident. Beau-Séjour-Bécot speaks with authority as it commands attention. Drink 2031-2049.
96 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Plums, currants, pine cones, mushrooms and bark on the nose. Some licorice, too. It’s medium-bodied with tightly knit tannins. Tight and fresh with fantastic tension and drive. Refined and focused. Spicy and lightly salty at the end. Try in 2026.
96 points
James Suckling

Rich plum colour. This takes its time to open, is pretty subtle at first, but then explodes in juicy fruit. Clear salinity where you can feel the slate scrape of the limestone terroir, alongside well expressed aromatics with touches of peony flowers. Elegant and succulent. Second vintage with Jean de Cournuaud as technical director. A yield of 46hl/ha. 65% new oak, with a mix of barrels and 20hl casks. 3.77pH. Harvest 18-21 September, with all the Merlots in 3.5 days instead of the usual 11 days (and in fact stretched over one month in 2018), with just 20 minutes from picking to vat. Thomas Duclos consultant. Drink 2028 - 2044.
96 points
Jane Anson - Decanter

Deep, dark, rich, full-bodied, concentrated and vivacious, the wine is packed with dark, black and red pit fruits, crushed stones, chocolate, licorice, flowers and forest leaf. The wine is powerful, refined, deep and fresh, with a finish that resonates with all of its ripe fruits and a touch of salinity in the long finish. This is their third vintage with Thomas Duclos as the consultant and each year seems to get better and better here. They are certainly on a hot roll at Beau-Sejour Becot these days! Give the wine a few years in the bottle and enjoy it for at least 2 decades after that. Drink from 2026-2055.
97 points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider