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. 2024 - 2053
The 2017 Beau-Séjour-Bécot has an elegant bouquet, much more tertiary than the 2016 with sous-bois-infused black fruit mixed with tobacco and light truffle aromas. Fine definition here fore sure, much more than in the past. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins matched with a fine bead of acidity. There is a lovely creamy texture to this Saint-Émilion. Plenty of detailed red fruit towards the finish demonstrates fine substance, if not the persistency of the best recent vintages from this ascendant estate. Still, this is an excellent wine. 2023 - 2042
The first vintage for Juliette Bécot and Julien Barthe saw the change of consultant away from Michel Roland (and, in time, to Thomas Duclos). With this change they added wholebunch fermentation for the first time, and reduced the percentage of new oak used. As a result this wine is fragrant with summer pudding and salty fresh cherries. The palate is deftly judged, with bright red and black fruits, green peppercorn, salt and wood spice. There is a bright acidity but it is measured, not overpowering the fruit. A fine effort for the vintage, it is drink well already, and is a very promising start to the new management here.
Some handy depth to the nose here with quality fruit that’s evenly ripened. Rich aromas of mulberries lead to similar flavors on the very smooth, juicy and supple palate with plenty of fine tannins. Drink or hold.