Chateau Beau Sejour Becot 2001 (3000ml)
- Bordeaux,St Emilion
- Merlot,Cabernet Franc
A big, fruity, rich St.-Emilion with surprising elegance for its flamboyant personality, this blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, exhibits copious quantities of dried herbs intermixed with new saddle leather, black currants, cherries, smoke, and licorice. Medium-bodied, with good purity, low acidity, and ripe tannin, it will drink well for 10- 12 years. - WA90
Impressive aromas of blackberries and toasted oak. Full-bodied, with lovely rich fruit and refined tannins. Long and caressing. Give it time to come together. I actually like it better than the 2000. This family-owned estate does very good things. Best after 2008. 5,000 cases made. - WS90
Chateau Beau-Sejour-Becot is located just to the west of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion, in the very heart of this prestigious appellation. Classified a Premier Grand Cru Classé until 1986, the château lost its rank as a "Premier", but regained it in 1996 thanks to a ruling by the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine).
The estate was named Beau-Séjour in 1787 by General Jacques de Carle, the proprietor at the time. Michel Bécot bought the estate from Doctor Jean Fagouet in 1969 and further increased the area under vine from 10.5 hectares to 15 by acquiring 4.5 hectares on the Trois Moulins plateau in 1979. The château then took on the name of Beau-Séjour Bécot. The vines are planted on perfectly homogenous soil ideal for producing fine wine. Michel Bécot retired in 1985. His two sons, Gérard and Dominique, now manage the estate.