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WTN: 2001 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

by Otto » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:26 pm

  • 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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Re: WTN: 2001 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

by Otto » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:26 pm

Not much interest in this wine apparently, but here's an update anyway. On the second (and last) day open, it has become less to my taste. The oak is more prominent: it isn't seamlessly integrated into all the other components. It is chocolatey and has too much dill. The delicious herbal character has disappeared. It seems like this!

How very odd. Only very, very rarely have I had a wine fall apart like this on me.
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Re: WTN: 2001 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

by James Roscoe » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:39 pm

Just because no one responds to a note doesn't mean no one likes it. How many points did it get from Spek or RP anyway. It doesn't sound like it was worth the effort.
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Re: WTN: 2001 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

by Otto » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:48 pm

You're probably right. Not pointy enough on first taste. But boy, should it be left over night for all pointy folks. I'll remember to drink my other bottle completely on the first day open.
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