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2005 Beausejour Becot St Emilion Red Blend
Varietal: Monastrell
Vintage: 2005
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Rating:  95
Quantity: 85 available
Price: $109.95
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2005 Beausejour Becot St Emilion Red Blend
While there was some variation with this wine on the three separate occasions I tasted it, it is unquestionably a spectacular effort as well as one of the finest Beau Sejour-Becots made by proprietor Gerard Becot. The natural alcohol came in just under 15%, and the blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon was cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare. Despite the wine's massiveness, intensity, and powerful, full-bodied flavors that coat the palate, there is remarkable freshness, definition, and lightness because of the vintage's unusual combination of huge richness, incredible tannin levels, record breaking alcohol levels, and very good acids. This should turn out to be a profound St.-Emilion and may merit a score in the mid-nineties if everything goes as well as I suspect it should. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028 RP