Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot 2015
95 Points Wine Spectator
#55 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018
Blend: 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2015 Beau-Sejour Becot is composed of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 85% new and 15% one-year-old French oak for 17 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose opens with blackberries, black cherries and crushed black plums with touches of spice box, lavender and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, it's rich, velvety and decadent in the mouth with a firm backbone and long, spicy finish.
This brims with ripe, juicy plum, blackberry and açaí berry flavors, studded with licorice and fruitcake notes and backed by a wonderfully integrated apple wood detail through the finish. Pumps a lot of fruit out but does so energetically. Best from 2020 through 2035.