Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur | Château Beau-Sejour Becot
Once in a blue moon, we see humble wineries literally knocking out of the park during the Primeurs tastings. In 2020, Beau-Sejour Becot has managed to leave an indelible mark in our minds (and palates) thanks to the most superb vintage the Chateau crafted in its two centuries of modern history.
Since enologist Thomas Duclot took over from Michel Rolland back in 2018, the wines at Beau-Sejour Becot started a rapid metamorphosis with its apex reached in the latest 2020 vintage release.
The extensive research into terroir, combined with the introduction of whole-bunch fermentation, cold extraction, judicious use of oak and amphoras, are some of the ingenious innovations making this a totally new wine.
Beau-Sejour Becot 2020 is in for the kill - and wine lovers will soon realise this cannot go unnoticed for longer.
In a vintage where Saint Emilion shines, we at Wine Source have found a clear winner for the best quality to price ratio of the year - Beau-Sejour Becot. Bearing a whopping 95-97+ Wine Advocate Score, and a compelling price of 258 GBP per 6, this new creation has won our hearts. "Simply Stunning" is the only way Lisa Perrotti-Brown can summarise the latest 2020 vintage Beau-Sejour Becot on The Wine Advocate's pages.
We invite you to absorb the praises from professional wine critics, reported below, and advise you to contact us to gain access to this superlative new creation. Production at this tiny estate is far from unlimited.
FINE WINE TEAM
CHATEAU BEAU-SEJOUR BECOT
€ 301 per 6 Bottles IB
€ 307 per 3x150cl Magnums
€ 236 per 1x300cl Double Magnum
€ 448 per 1x600cl Imperial
Blend: Merlot 85%, Cabernet Franc 13%, Cabernet Sauvignon 2%
95-97+ Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
"Displaying a deep purple-black color, the 2020 Beau-Sejour Becot prances out of the glass with showy scents of preserved plums, chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries and raspberry preserves, plus suggestions of rose oil, ground cloves and licorice. The elegantly crafted, medium-bodied palate shimmers with energy, offering a fantastic intensity of crunchy red and black fruits, supported by fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and perfumed. Simply stunning. Drink 2026-2050"
95 Points, Jane Anson, Decanter
"Velvety rich deep blue fruits, this is powerful and measured, fruit-forward and yet subtle, layered blueberry and raspberry with smoked almonds and mocha on the finish. Sleek and finessed fruit flavours, a sense of forward motion from beginning to end and a burst of freshly-grated minerality on the finish. Extremely good quality. This is the second to last vintage in the new cellar, before building a new cellar for 2023 vintage. They have done a lot of work in the vineyards studying the terroir to understand how smaller sectors and zones within each plot reacts, and this work of studying the plots will help to inform the new cellar. Harvest September 8th to September 29th. 3.5ph. A yield of 42hl/ha. 16 months ageing in 65% new oak barrel, 35% in vats, amphoras and 20hl oak tanks. Thomas Duclos consultant. Drinking Window 2028 - 2044"
This is an En Primeur offer with UK ETA by Summer 2023.
Limited quantities available, offered on allocation only.
Bonded Storage offered via Nexus (for UK and EU).
Payment due on invoice.