- 2001 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (7/27/2006)
Very dark red - very youthful (duh!)
The nose is quite lovely: there is much fruit, rather dark toned in nature, there is certainly perceptible oak but it is unintrusive, but also there is a delightful fresh, herbal nuance and even the tiniest hint of earth. I also get a hint of dill, which usually I don't like, but here works in harmony with all else.
The palate is rather full bodied, very fruity, again darker toned than I usually find St.-Emilions to be, but with nice acidity and rather soft tannins. The aftertaste is moderate in length and delightfully savoury from the herbal nuances.
Not profound, but very nice; walks a fine line between modern and traditional but is likeable even for me. I understand that Rolland consults here. This is the first Rolland wine that I have truly enjoyed.
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