Country: France Region: Bordeaux (St.Emilion)
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2003 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot
Located just west of the ancient town of Saint Emilion, Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot lies on the limestone plateau of Saint-Martin de Mazerat. The Chateau's viticultural tradition dates to the Gallo-Roman period, and it was given its name in 1787 by a General who wanted to commemorate the "beau-sejour", or lovely stay, he spent there. Acquired by Michel Becot in 1969, he transformed an ancient limestone quarry beneath the chateau into a cellar and worked to improve the estate until his retirement. Today his two sons follow in his footsteps, striving to produce excellent and expressive wines.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
Attractive notes of black currants, fruitcake, cedarwood and loamy soil intermingled with kirsch and blacker fruits emerge from this dense ruby/purple-tinged 2003. Medium- to full-bodied with fully resolved tannins as well as good freshness and precision, it can be enjoyed over the next decade.
An exotic, smoky, tarry wine which has great ripe tannins and subtle flavors of new wood. It is smooth, polished but with the promise of power.
Food Matches: Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.