Bordeaux Red, Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Saint Emilion GCC 1er B 2012

Product Number: 12-83087

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Grape 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Color Red
Sweetness Dry
Body Full-Bodied
Tasting Note RP 92-95 / 100 A spectacular wine from this nearly 50-acre vineyard situated atop St.-Emilion’s famed limestone plateau, the final blend for the 2012 Beau-Sejour Becot was 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. It achieved 14% natural alcohol and yields were 31 hectoliters per hectare. One of the stars of the vintage, it is elegant yet powerful, rich and authoritative with abundant black raspberry, blueberry, graphite and toasty vanillin notes. Full-bodied and super rich for a 2012, it is packed with potential. The tannins are ripe as well as abundant suggesting several years of bottle age will be required. It should turn out to be a 20 year proposition. WS 91/100 This has a nice core of bramble-edged plum and blackberry pâte de fruit flavors, underscored with lightly singed alder and juniper hints. A mineral note maintains a little tension through the finish. This should age nicely in the mid-term. Best from 2016 through 2022. 5,416 cases made. NM 90-92/100 A blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Beausejour Becot has a vibrant, brightness on the nose. The palate is packed full of lush ripe red berry fruit – quite lavish and exotic for the vintage with a “furry”, sexy finish. Modern in style, this is an opulent Beausejour Becot that should be approachable after bottling, but age well. Other Critic Score Wine Enthusiast : 94 /100 James Suckling : 92 /100 Jeannie Cho Lee : 92 /100 Stephen Tanzer : 88-91 /100 Jancis Robinson : 16.5 /20
Rating RP:92-95 WS:91 WE:94
Size 75cl



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