2018 Bordeaux Futures
Here are two wines with BIG SCORES and SMALL PRICES! How often does that happen. Possibly the best Beausejour Becot ever made and one of my favorites, Branaire Ducru.
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2018 Bordeaux Futures Arrive in 2021
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*2018 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot St Emilion Grand Cru
$63.95btl/$767.40 per case OWC
(Wine Cellar Insider 98) (Wine Advocate 97) (Vinous 97)
Just when I was sure the 2016 Beau-Sejour Becot was the best wine ever produced at the property, along comes the 2018! Deep in color, the wine shows a strong floral and mint accent with dark chocolate, black plums and even darker cherries. This is the highest level of concentration experienced with their wine, but it is also remarkably energetic. There is lift, vibrancy, minerality and multiple platforms of fleshy, opulent, sensual ripe, dark pit fruits. The silky finish coats your mouth with flavor and the essence of pure fruit. This is perfectly balanced between power and sensuality. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aging in a combination of 65% new, French oak with 35% of the wine raised in amphora and used oak casks. The Merlot was harvested from September 12-25 and the Cabernet’s was picked between October 4 and October 10.
*2018 Branaire Ducru St Julien
$55.25btl/$663.00 per case
(James Molesworth 94-97) (James Suckling 96) (Vinous 96)
The 2018 Branaire-Ducru is fabulous. Bright, lifted and impeccably precise, the 2018 is one of the best recent Branaires I can remember tasting. The 2018 is distinguished by its vertical lift, striking aromatic intensity and exceptional balance. Lavender, rose petal, gravel, mint and sweet red/purplish berry fruit are all given an extra kick of textural richness. More than anything else, I was blown away by the wine’s density and precision. The 2018 is dazzling. There’s not much else to say. Well, except the obvious question, which is why is Branaire not at this level every year? The 2018 is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Tasted three times.-