2008 Beausejour Becot, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)
93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Mint and eucalyptus aromas are the hallmark of this tensely tannic wine, which relies on finely polished new wood as well as blackcurrant flavors..." 91-93+ points Robert Parker: "This red/purple-colored offering reveals a sweet toasty oak character, wonderful ripeness, full-bodied opulence, superb purity, a layered mouthfeel, high but ripe tannin, and an underlying minerality and crispness from the vintage’s acid profile. This wine appears to just be coming off of malolactic fermentation, and it will benefit from several years of bottle age. It should keep for two decades or more. The natural alcohol came in at 14%.Proprietor Gerard Becot’s 40-acre vineyard, planted in pure limestone, is relatively large for St.-Emilion. The final blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon represents a sweet, rich, concentrated 2008 that competes favorably with the 2005." (04/09) 88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Crushed blackberry on the nose, with spices and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with lovely sweet fruit and polished, refined tannins. Long and delicious." (04/09) Please note - 2008 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2011 and Dec 2011 We will contact you for shipping instructions.