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2017 Château Beau-Sejour Becot

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ITEM 8096889 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Amount Total
RJClem $63 $63
teeva $62 $0
$60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8224469 1 $56 May 15, 2022
I8150900 2 $65 Mar 27, 2022
I8096889 1 $63 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

96+ The Wine Advocate

...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.

95Wine Enthusiast

Freshness blends with a solid tannic structure in this ripe wine. It gives the wine a lift and succulent berry flavors and acidity.

93James Suckling

Rich aromas of mulberries lead to similar flavors on the very smooth, juicy and supple palate with plenty of fine tannins.

93+ Jeb Dunnuck

...plenty of black cherry and mulberry fruits, solid complexity in its salty minerality, dried flowers, iron, and spice aromatics, medium to full body, a bright spine of acidity, and outstanding length...classic, pure, incredibly precise, and long.

92Vinous / IWC

...good depth and resonance, but not the detail or expansiveness that is the norm these days. Pretty floral and spice overtones add lovely aromatic presence to this pliant, open-knit Saint-Émilion.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Seductively sweet fruit on the nose without excess. Very pure. Lovely chalky depth in structure to begin, matching notes of graphite and red fruit. This becomes a touch dry towards the finish, with notes of cedar and arresting tannins pinching the length.

PRODUCER

Château Beau-Sejour Becot

Château Beau-Sejour Becot is a 41-acre estate in the Saint-Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. It is a Premier Grand Cru Classe B in the Saint-Emilion classification. Originally a vineyard owned by monks, the estate was acquired by wealthy local families in the 18th century. In 1969 it was acquired by Michel Becot, who added his name to the historic name, and today it is owned and operated by his sons Gerard and Dominique. The vineyards are planted to 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. About 70,000 bottles are produced annually. The second wine is Tournelle de Beau-Sejour Becot. Michel Rolland has worked as consulting oenologist at the château.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.