Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2010 Beau-Séjour Bécot, St-Emilion (95JS, 95VN, 93RP, 93WS). James Suckling: "Wonderful nose with loads of dark chocolate, plums and some coffee. Opens up with orange peel, leather and vanilla. Full and round on palate with beautiful fruit and sweet polished tannins. Long and gorgeous with a really smooth texture. Drink from 2017. " (02/2013)
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2010 Beau-Séjour Bécot, St-Emilion (qty: 2)
Wonderful nose with loads of dark chocolate, plums and some coffee. Opens up with orange peel, leather and vanilla. Full and round on palate with beautiful fruit and sweet polished tannins. Long and gorgeous with a really smooth texture. Drink from 2017.
A blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine from a moderately sized vineyard was cropped at only 27.5 hectoliters per hectare and came in at 14.5% natural alcohol. The wine displays plenty of toasty oak and vanillin as well as some lead pencil shavings intermixed with cedar, black currants, cherry jam, chocolate and espresso. It is a relatively big, dense, full-bodied St.-Emilion that needs 5-6 years of cellaring and that should keep well for up to two decades. (RP) 93+
The 2010 Beau-Séjour Bécot was picked between 5 and 22 October. This has an outstanding bouquet that is superior to anything that preceded it: a mixture of red and black fruit, undergrowth, minerals, iris and crushed violet. The oak here is seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine line of acidity, quite sensual in the mouth, especially for a 2010, that makes this more approachable that many of its peers. There is immense depth and certainly it constitutes the most powerful Bécot to date. Yet the precision and detail on the finish takes it to a higher level than the 2009 and you come away with the feeling that this is a benchmark for the Bécot family. Patience will be needed, but will be repaid. Tasted at the château. (NM)
Delivers a deliciously vibrant core of linzer torte, blackberry confiture and melted licorice snap notes, along with toasted spice and a mouthwatering apple wood accent on the finish The grip is briary and energetic, showing a fine, buried minerality. Should stretch out wonderfully in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2028. (JM)