Red

1998 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 2006 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 112

  • Lhyandrew wrote: 90 points

    November 20, 2021 - At home

    Dinner with Chinese masterstock marinated goose

    Slow ox 4 hours, then down to the decanter

    Initially high acidity, medium plus tannins, decent red fruit. Nose initially muted. 2 hours-in in the decanter: palate becomes more rounded; acidity, tannins and fruit reaching closer to an equilibrium; Decent red fruits; hint of cigar box. This wine can age for a few more years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Tpety wrote:

    November 14, 2021 - I found this bottle to be correct. Tertiary notes present and this wine is in a good phase, but tiring. Fine tannin, cigar box, fine acidity and finish. Rated: very good.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • vinero Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 3, 2021 - Very diverging opinions on this wine. I will join the fans. In my view the wine is quite developed with dominant tertiary notes, very powerfull and with a long fresh and tannic finish. Beautifull, but not everybodies style indeed.

  • dbkitc wrote: 82 points

    October 22, 2021 - What a disappointing wine. An abomination of the ridiculous “modern” movement in Bordeaux during the latter half of of the 1990’s and the 2000’s. I made the mistake of buying a case of this on release. Early bottles were lush and and somewhat fun. With age this wine has gone downhill and now is a total mess of oak tannin, tar and overripe plums. Yuck. Rich, plush wines can be wonderful and a joy yet over juiced wines just irritate. This is a poster child. No flaws (except philosophy) Down the drain. (82)

  • SpenceP wrote: 92 points

    October 18, 2021 - The cork of this bottle was in beautiful shape. At first, this wine was all blackberries and smoke. But over the next two hours in the glass, leather, tobacco, spices, licorice, milk chocolate, and mint all take their turns. There's still quite a bit of gentle tannin. Initially the aftertaste is brief, but it lengthens and becomes quite pleasing with time. This wine is especially nice after about an hour in the glass, but all the phases are enjoyable. Really, a lovely wine. This is still a young wine, with at least 5 years and probably much more ahead of it, and it might well become more enjoyable with additional age (although I doubt that the objective score would get higher).
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  • By Neal Martin
    A Beautiful Stay: Beau-Séjour Bécot 1970-2015 (Apr 2018), 4/18/2018 (link)

    (Beau-séjour Bécot Beau-séjour Bécot Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/11/2006 (link)

    (Ch Beau-Séjour Bécot St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2004 (link)

    (Chateau Beau-Séjour Bécot St Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

    (Beau-Sejour-Becot Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

    (Beau-Sejour-Becot Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    4/26/2009 (link)

    (Beausejour-Becot) This started out promising ended in a disaster. There was a ripe nose with some loamy elements and strong minerality. Sure it was ripe on the palate but the wood seemed integrated and it was very juicy. But that lasted twenty minutes. Then the oak took over and the wine finished with increasingly bitter tannins until it was undrinkable and eventually poured out because it was so offensive.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Beau-Séjour Bécot
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
  • UPC Codes 3700266206631, 400009863642

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,023 (63%)
  • Consumed 610 (37%)

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