Wine Advocate #109(1997-02-28) Robert Parker now-2002 87point
This is clearly an up and coming St.-Emilion estate that could join the top estates of the appellation. The vineyards are superbly situated, and the Becots appear to be willing to invest whatever it takes to build Beau-Sejour into one of the most renowned names of St.-Emilion. This medium-bodied, delicious wine should be sought out by readers looking for a good buy in an unheralded vintage. The wine exhibits a deep ruby color, followed by a forward, precocious, smoky, sweet, jammy, cherry-scented nose, spicy, round flavors with good length and purity, and a sense of balance and elegance. The finish is all silk. Drink it over the next 5 years.