2014 Beau-Séjour Bécot, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)
Barrel Sample. While this powerful wine does have considerable over-extraction, it also has swathes of ripe berry fruits. There is enough fruity richness that it should eventually dominate the tough structure and harmonize; it just needs time.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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. (NM)
This delivers a vibrant core of raspberry and boysenberry preserves, freshened with hints of mint, savory and tobacco, all carried by fine threads of charcoal through the finish. Reveals a lovely tug of sweet earth at the end. Best from 2022 through 2032. (JM)
The 2014 Beau-Séjour Bécot is an attractive, open-knit Saint-Émilion that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Dark and powerful, with well-judged extraction, the 2014 possesses striking balance. Mocha, spice, torrefaction and new leather meld around the expressive, inviting finish. There is a lot to like. (AG)
Solid and tight with tangy acidity and tannins. Full bodied and chewy.