A crimson of moderate depth, mature rim. Super cuvée (vin garagiste) from the Bécot brothers at Château Beau-Séjour Bécot. Plump, soft, spherical nose: spiced black fruit, spent violet, olive tapenade, formosa black tea. A soot-y earthiness. Capacious on the palate, medium-full: dark plum, loganberry, fig, spicecake. Good substance here. Not a lot of backbone but good grip and freshness. Built oaky and extracted without being obvious or aggressive. Now – 2016.