Chateau Joanin Becot Cotes de Castillon
(2008 Vintage) A plump, fleshy style, with loganberry, blueberry and plum fruit kissed by sweet spice and judicious toast notes on the medium-weight finish.
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Good red-ruby. Jammy blueberry, espresso, licorice, mocha, menthol and nutty oak on the nose. Fat, rich, deep and sweet but with nicely integrated acidity giving the wine shape and firmness. Unusually powerful for this Cotes de Castillon wine, which really coats the palate on the aftertaste. Has a firm acid/tannin spine for slow evolution in bottle.
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/06
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage)
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06