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Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, Exclusive Barrel, 2023 - Half-bottle

Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, Exclusive Barrel, 2023 - Half-bottle

Château Beau-Séjour Bécot | Bordeaux, France | 37.5cl
  • Red Still
  • Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Regular price £268.00
Regular price Offer price £268.00
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We are delighted to be able to offer an exciting exclusive barrel from Beau-Séjour Bécot, a Château which has made a considerable impression on the Bordeaux scene in the last 10 years. This year’s release is another strong vintage, the first being made in their new winery, which William Kelley reckons will “rival or surpass the brilliant 2022”.

As part of being able to offer a barrel of one of the vintage’s best- rated, best-value wines, we’ve teamed up with owner Julien Barthe, who will host a Beau-Séjour Bécot masterclass here in London, to which buyers will be offered exclusive access (date tbc).

The estate is one of the oldest in Bordeaux, with physical evidence in the vineyard of vines first being cultivated by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. The modern era, however, is when the winery as we know it really began to take shape. It has been owned by the Bécot family since 1970 and in 1985, Gerard and Dominique took over the running of the domaine, who started to lower yields and produce better wine. Gerard’s daughter, Juliette, alongside Julien Barthe and Thomas Duclos, are the composers of the estate’s recent stratospheric rise and excellent vintages. Its location on the limestone plateau of Saint Emilion, a terroir of clay that has deep, limestone soil, has resulted in special wines of great intensity and length which critics have been deeply impressed with.

It is a delight to offer this superb value St Émilion which would make a worthy addition to any cellar. Please let us know if you’d like any secured and we look forward to welcoming you at the Masterclass.

What the critics say:

96-98/100William Kelley, Wine Advocate

"The first vintage produced in the estate's highly functional new winery, the 2023 Beau-Séjour Bécot has turned out beautifully and looks likely to rival or surpass the brilliant 2022. Unfurling in the glass with notes of raspberries, dark berries and minty cherries mingled with notions of iris, wisteria and lilac, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, with a suave attack that prefaces a cool, complete core of fruit that's pure, perfumed and mineral, concluding with a long, saline finish. It's a blend of 77% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc that was harvested from September 7 to October 4, sub-block by sub-block."

97/100Georgina Hindle, Decanter

"A brilliant wine from this estate in 2023. Gorgeous bright purple rim. Fresh blueberries and black cherries on the nose with crayon, pencil lead, tapenade, olive and liquorice. Tangy and so alive on the palate, crystalline and pure, really clean and clear. The limestone comes through strongly in the wet stone aspects, a metallic coating of the mouth. This has a touch of tension, with mouthwatering acidity, as well as some subtle fleshiness that really expands towards the finish, where the wine settles and grows. A lovely, very singular style. Great juiciness, almost salty strawberry juice with cranberry and raspberry that really lingers. This will grow into a beauty. Tannins are flawless, there’s density but no heaviness. One of the best! The second year with a significant part of massale selection Cabernet Franc in the blend. 39hl/ha yield. 3.5pH, 68 IPT."

95-98/100Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"The 2023 Beau-Séjour Bécot is fabulous. Rich, opulent and explosive to the core, the 2023 offers up a heady mélange of dark red/purplish fruit, spice, lavender, rose petal, blood orange and bright saline notes. As always, Cabernet Franc plays an important role in shaping the aromatic and flavor profile. The 2023 is an absolute stunner. It’s the first vintage made in the new cellar. That's of course not enough of a track record to make any definitive assessments, but in the 2023, I see a wine with more aromatic presence, greater precision and more refined tannins than any recent vintage I can recall. In a word: magnificent. Tasted two times."

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