Chateau Beau-Sejour-Becot (Futures Pre-sale) 2010
Bordeaux Red Blends
from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
"Mint and eucalyptus aromas are the hallmark of this tensely tannic wine, which relies on finely polished new wood as well as blackcurrant flavors. It is very dry, with a hard edge, but the potential balance is there.
Barrel Sample: 93-95 Points
"Wonderful nose with loads of dark chocolate, plums and some coffee. Opens up with orange peel, leather and vanilla. Full and round on palate with beautiful fruit and sweet polished tannins. Long and gorgeous with a really smooth texture."
"Delivers a deliciously vibrant core of linzer torte, blackberry confiture and melted licorice snap notes, along with toasted spice and a mouthwatering apple wood accent on the finish The grip is briary and energetic, showing a fine, buried minerality. Should stretch out wonderfully in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2028."
"A blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine from a moderately sized vineyard was cropped at only 27.5 hectoliters per hectare and came in at 14.5% natural alcohol. The wine displays plenty of toasty oak and vanillin as well as some lead pencil shavings intermixed with cedar, black currants, cherry jam, chocolate and espresso. It is a relatively big, dense, full-bodied St.-Emilion that needs 5-6 years of cellaring and that should keep well for up to two decades.
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque ruby-purple. Rich, deep aromas of spicy blackberry, minty dark chocolate and balsamic vinegar. Then rich and dense on the palate as well, with brooding flavors similar to the aromas and an intriguing saline nuance. Finishes smoothly tannic and long. This rather large-scaled wine will need a lot of time to reach optimal drinkability. A riper style of 2010 Saint-Emilion that manages the neat trick of remaining bright and fresh. Michel Rolland consults here.
Barrel Sample: 89-92 Points"
International Wine Cellar
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