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Chateau Beausejour Becot 2003Chateau Beausejour Becot 2003
Size: 750ml
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint Emilion
Producer: Chateau Beausejour

WS 90 WA 93


"Opulent aromas of ripe fruit, toasted oak and grilled meat. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and loads of fruit and lightly toasted oak. Very long and delicious. Balanced wine. Best after 2010. 4,665 cases made." -Rated 90, Wine Spectator

"From a 41-acre vineyard situated on St.-Emilionís limestone plateau, Beau-Sejour-Becotís blend can vary, but it is approximately 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. Production can be as low as 4,000+ cases (in a tiny vintage such as 2003), or as high as 7,000+ cases (in an abundant year such as 2004). The 2003, which reminds me of a 1990 Right Bank Bordeaux, tips the scales at 13.5% alcohol. Its dark plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a sweet nose of creosote, scorched earth, black cherries, currants, and pain grille. Deep, full-flavored, muscular, textured, and rich with light to moderate tannin in the finish, this lavishly rich, full-bodied effort requires 1-3 years of bottle age, and should drink well over the following 12-15." -Rated 93, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate