1990 Beau-Sejour Becot, St. Emilion (Previously $230)

SKU #1371609 91 points Wine Spectator

 Impressive wine. Dark ruby color. Lovely aromas of raspberries, chocolate and flowers. Full-bodied and very chewy. Still holding back yet there's fruit under it all.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. (JS)  (8/2000)

90 points Vinous

 Red cherries, strawberry, rose petals and a touch of sous-bois, conveying more tension than the preceding vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy opening: quite meaty in style, nicely judged acidity and fine cohesion; not complex but well balanced with an appealing savory finish that is imparted by the Cabernet Franc. This just has the edge of the 1989 and it should give another decade of pleasure. Tasted at the château. (NM)  (4/2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Fully mature, the 1990 has a dark ruby/plum/garnet color, a spicy, oaky, vanillin, herbaceous, and black cherry-scented nose, medium to full body, sweet tannin, and a surprisingly long, structured finish, with impressive glycerin as well as fruit. (RP)  (12/2002)

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Saint Emilion