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This exceptional wine is presently as impressive as the 2010, but obviously it is much more drinkable. Made from yields of 32 hectoliters per hectare with 14% natural alcohol, this blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon reveals some spicy new oak along with lots of vanillin, underbrush, black currants and black cherry jam. Dense ruby/purple-colored and full-bodied with moderate tannin, it is more supple and forward than the 2010. Nevertheless, this big 2008 needs 2-3 years of cellaring and should keep for 15-20 years.

- Robert Parker 91+ points


The 2008 Beau-Séjour Bécot was picked between 7 and 22 October. This has a very lively bouquet with blackberry, wild strawberry and hints of Seville orange marmalade, the oak neatly integrated and with just the right amount of spiciness to keep you entertained. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin with a fine line of acidity, just a little lactic in texture, veins of dark chocolate coming through with aeration. There is impressive depth here, not to mention a sense of sensuality towards the persistent finish. Bon vin. Tasted at the château.

- Neal Martin, Vinous 92 points

We offer clients to store their wines in London City Bond Tilbury. The wines are stored in Private Reserves under your own account name and can only be moved with the written consent of the account holder. The wines are fully insured at full replacement value.

The benefits:

  • Own account name and account number.
  • Stock list available showing rotation numbers of stock and cost value.
  • Market valuations provided.
  • Stored in perfect conditions for wine.

Storage charges:

  • 12 bottle case (9 litres) is only £15.00 per year
  • 6 bottle case (4.5 litres) is only £7.50 per year
  • Bottles charged at 6 bottle rate of £7.50 per year

Standard UK Delivery from and by London City Bond (2 to 3 days) - Usually £15 (may vary dependent on postcode)

In Bond transfers can be done to all Custom & Excise Bonded Warehouses in the UK.

Transfer costs are in the region of £15.

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Beau Sejour Becot 2008, 12 x 75cl, In Bond

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