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2017 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, St Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé B

2017 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, St Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé B

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Beau-Séjour Bécot has experienced some dramatic ups and downs in recent decades: it was classified a Premier Grand Cru Classé B in 1955, demoted in 1986 and promoted once again, as a Premier Grand Cru Classé B, in 1996. The terroir is outstanding, most of it atop the limestone plateau. Juliette Bécot and husband Julien Barthe represent the third generation of Juliette’s family here, along with her cousins Pierre and Caroline Bécot. Not so long ago, the wines were turbo-charged and Parker-friendly, ripe with lots of new oak and extraction. Under Juliette and Julien’s guidance, there has been a major turnaround stylistically. Thomas Duclos consults here, having taken over from Michel Rolland. 


2017 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon

“Wine Advocate” (March, 2020) – 96+ Points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown (drink 2024 – 2053)

“Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Beau-Sejour Becot sails out of the glass with pronounced black cherries, kirsch, baked plums and boysenberries scents plus nuances of bay leaves, star anise and pencil shavings with a waft of roses. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers bags of juicy black fruits with a firm backbone of rounded tannins and bold freshness, finishing with great length and purity.”