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    Chateau Beau-Sejour-Becot 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 Connoisseurs' Guide, 92 Wine Spectator, 92 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 100775

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Very elegant Saint-Emilion. Good integration of oakiness, ample body, velvety texture, with typical touch of smokiness in built in the flavor, deftly integrated tannins, excellent overall balance. A classic of the vintage.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The bottled 2005 Beau Sejour Becot confirms that this is the finest effort from this estate in the thirty years I have been covering Bordeaux. A classic blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, it is an intense, full-bodied St.-Emilion revealing notes of espresso roast, chocolate, blackberries, licorice, and truffles. With sweet but noticeable tannins, good acidity, and a powerful, long finish, this textbook St.-Emilion cuts a swath between the modern school of winemaking and the traditionalists. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030+.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Something of a poster child for the very ripe 2005 St. Emilions, Beau-Sejour-Becot is an opulent, very ripe wine with a sense of richness seen from provenance in very few years. Its extracted, black cherry themes are underlain by a bit of stony "terroir", and, if both tannic and a touch hot at the end, it never loses its grasp on deep fruit.

    93 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide

    Offers aromas of blackberry, coffee and tar, with a full body, silky tannins and a blackberry, mineral and light vanilla aftertaste. Balanced, refined and pretty.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Good ruby-red. Very ripe but lively aromas of kirsch, licorice, bitter chocolate, nuts and violet. Dense and sweet but vibrant, with a medicinal reserve and terrific grip to the superripe fruit and bitter chocolate flavors. Wonderfully rich, pliant wine with late-arriving tannins and a terrific spine for a slow evolution in bottle. Much more tightly wound today than the Becot family's La Gomerie, but there's plenty of fat fruit lurking.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Saturated and rich, this wine is black in color and all mocha in aroma. The bold strawberry flavors are larger than life, the tannins integrated. It's all about power, with no way to tell what's underneath. Cellar it, and you'll either get a delicious, rich red, or something more distinctive as the power and the oak begin to fade.

    90 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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    c3po (3/4/2014)
    Silky & rich. Very good wine. Just bought another bottle.

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