Today the BSB vineyard amounts to 20 hectares, but it has had a chequered history. Once part of the larger Beau-Séjour estate succession led to it being divided between two children. One married a M Duffau-Lagarosse and that surname was duly appended to that estate. The other half was purchased in 1924 by Doctor Jean Fagouet, becoming Beau-Séjour-Fagouet. Michel Becot, whose family had lived in the area since the 18th century, bought up bits and pieces of BSF to add to his owned property, Château La Carte, eventually changing its name to BSB. This year (2018) Michel Rolland retires from consulting at BSB after many years, with Thomas Duclos chosen as his successor.
Case of 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £1,832.14
"The 2005 Beau-Séjour Bécot was picked between 27 September and 5 October. This has a gorgeous bouquet, probably the best that the Bécot family made up until that point. It brims over with redcurrant, cranberry and red plum, hints of rose petal and ripe Satsuma with the mineralité tucked in just underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with fine yet succulent tannin. There is a fresh line of acidity that is interwoven into dark berry fruit that counterbalances a somewhat structured finish laced with leather, allspice and just a touch of white pepper. This boasts impressive length, noticeably more than any earlier vintages. This excellent Saint-Émilion is just opening for business but it should offer two decades of drinking pleasure. Tasted at the château." Neal Martin
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