CHÂTEAU BEAU-SÉJOUR BÉCOT & CHÂTEAU JOANIN BÉCOT

 

BORDEAUX, FRANCE

 

 

With neighbors like Canon, Clos Fourtet and Ausone, there’s no doubt Beau-Séjour Bécot is located on some of Saint-Émilion’s most prized real estate. And as one of only 18 châteaux to be classified Premier Grand Cru Classé—a group of wines with price points that can easily reach upwards of $800 a bottle—Beau-Séjour Bécot continues to be one of the most sought-after values in the region. Holding one of the coveted Wine Spectator ‘Top 100 Wines of 2018’ spots, the 2015 vintage of Beau-Séjour Bécot is a collector gem that we were thrilled to secure for our offer today. And to better showcase the breadth of this winemaking family, we’ve also included the 2016 Joanin Bécot, coming from the under-the-radar Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux region that’s home to some of Bordeaux’s best bang for your buck. For one week, we’re offering Mix & Match pricing on these highly rated, top-vintage treasures from the esteemed Bécot family—it’s an offer not to miss! 

 

Owner Juliette Bécot and husband Julien recently hired consultant Thomas Duclos, whose other projects include Troplong Mondot and Canon, to continue to build the estate’s celebrated reputation. Prior to Duclos, renowned consultant Michel Rolland (Pontet-Canet and Angelus) worked alongside Juliette’s father, Gérard, for more than 30 vintages—producing outstanding wines that solidified the estate’s glowing status. The estate’s modern era began when it was acquired by Michel Bécot in 1969; Michel began major investments and expansions that were then handed off to his son, Gérard, and eventually his granddaughter, Juliette. The estate was promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘B’ in 1996, but production remains limited. 

 

Purchased by the Bécot family in 2001, the Joanin Bécot estate is located at some of the highest elevations along the Gironde in Castillon. The property has expanded since the initial purchase and the vineyards now cover around 12 hectares, with soils predominantly made of clay and limestone. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 is elegant and silky, boasting ample dark fruit, spice, and floral notes. At 92 points and sub-$25, the Joanin Bécot is one to buy by the case. The Beau-Séjour Bécot is a relative value in its own right when compared to its high-price-tag neighbors: it’s a “classy, seamless, ultra-fine Saint-Emilion” that far overdelivers its price point (Jeb Dunnuck). Don’t miss your opportunity to collect both with special Concierge prices, available for one week only!

 

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Winter 2020-2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, October 18, 2020.