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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Chateau Beau-Sejour-Becot  2005
Chateau Beau-Sejour-Becot 2005
(search item no. 100775)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

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.
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About Chateau Beau-Sejour-Becot:

Château Beau-Séjour-Bécot is located just to the west of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion, in the very heart of this prestigious appellation. Classified a Premier Grand Cru Classé until 1986, the château lost its rank as a "Premier", but regained it in 1996 thanks to a ruling by the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine).

The estate was named Beau-Séjour in 1787 by General Jacques de Carle, the proprietor at the time. Michel Bécot bought the estate from Doctor Jean Fagouet in 1969 and further increased the area under vine from 10.5 hectares to 15 by acquiring 4.5 hectares on the Trois Moulins plateau in 1979. The château then took on the name of Beau-Séjour Bécot. The vines are planted on perfectly homogenous soil ideal for producing fine wine. Michel Bécot retired in 1985. His two sons, Gérard and Dominique, now manage the estate.