Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2014
VM94: The 2014 Beau-Séjour Bécot was picked between 8 and 20 October at 35hl/ha. It has a very well defined aroma with superb mineralité, a very classy and sophisticated bouquet that aspires to something more intellectual than the previous three vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin; very cohesive and sensual with a fine bead of acidity. The precision here is greater than previous vintages and the mineralité really comes through on the aftertaste so that you can feel that limestone, maybe for the first time defining this wine and its personality. Tasted at the château.
WS93: The 2014 Beau-Sejour Becot was tasted on two or three occasions. It has a generous and sensual bouquet with ample macerated red cherries, wild strawberry, vanilla pod and orange sorbet aromas. This is endowed with superb delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin, beautifully integrated new oak, real depth and focus. You could argue that it needed to demonstrate more persistence on the finish but that would be clutching at straws. There is so much freshness and vivacity in this Saint Emilion that it really is a must-buy.