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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Chateau Beau-Sejour-Becot  2010
Chateau Beau-Sejour-Becot 2010
(search item no. 122899)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
James Suckling rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits 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

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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.