St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results

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These structured, ageworthy wines pleased our judges on the whole, but they criticised the high oak,
extraction and alcohols in many examples, which masked their vineyard character. Nevertheless, two wines were awarded Outstanding and 17 wines Highly Recommended - see all 19 St Emilion 2010s here...
St Emilion 2010, Château Beau-Séjour Bécot
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Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, 1GCC
Decanter average score:
17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 17.75 James Lawther MW 17 Steven Spurrier 17.5
Spicy, dark fruit nose. Very expressive and some nice florality. The tannins are a little green now, but the depth of fruit will come through. It’s balanced and stylish, but not very expressive now, though the finish shows ripeness and length.
Price £54–£61 Berry Bros & Rudd, Corkr, En Primeur, Lay & Wheeler, Farr Vintners, Fine & Rare, Wine Networks
Drink 2016–2034
Alc 14.5%

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