Made with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varietals, the Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot, 1e Grand Cru Classe B is counted in the top one percent of wines in the world. Hailing from Saint-Emilion, this Bordeaux blend has an ABV 14.5%.
A rich, lively wine, it exudes a deep garnet color and expressive aromas. On the nose, you get prune, blackberry, vanilla, cloves, and earthy notes. It’s dry on the palate, with flavors of blackberry and vanilla, and a long finish.
A wonderfully elegant wine, the Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot, 1e Grand Cru Classe B is brilliant to pair with a very good piece of steak. Try it also with some grilled or braised lamb. It’s also delicious with poultry, like roast chicken or roast duck.
Chateau Beau-Sejor Becot has a very long, winding history. It first began its life as a vineyard in the Middle Ages, under the monks of the Church of St-Martin. It was renamed to “Peycoucou” by the Geres family when they acquired it in the 17th century, and again renamed to “Beausejour” by General Jacques de Carle when it was transferred to his family in 1787 by marriage.
The estate was split into two when Pierre-Paulin Ducarpe divided it between his two children when he acquired it. The two halves were renamed “Beausejour-Duffau-Lagarrosse,” and “Beausejojur-Dr-Fagouet.” Its present name was given by Michel Becot, who purchased it in 1969. It has been under the wonderful leadership of his sons since 1985.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.