13 Ratings
Chateau Joanin Becot Cotes de Castillon

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(2010 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by on 05/01/2011

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    91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (75% merlot and 25% cabernet franc): Dark, bright red. Aromas and flavors of dark cherry, licorice, mocha, minerals and flowers. Plush, ripe and seamless, offering lovely sweetness but maintaining a light touch. Finishes long and fresh, with suave tannins and excellent grip. The silkiest and best wine I've tasted to date from this property, for drinking over the next 10 to 12 years. (7/ 2012) 90 points Wine Spectator Nicely toasty, but integrated, with dark spice and black tea leading the way, backed by lush plum sauce, fig and raspberry fruit. The chalky spine is buried on the finish, lending length and boding well for short-term cellaring. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2013 through 2020. (3/ 2012)

    about 3 years
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    An intense wine from the Becot family (Michel Rolland is the consultant), this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc was cropped at a very low 25.5. hectoliters per hectare. The wine has an opaque ruby/purple color and a big, projected nose of red and black fruits, toasty oak, graphite, and a hint of burning embers. A large-scaled wine at 14.5% alcohol, with the requisite glycerin and unctuous texture, this is a thick, juicy, very pure and impressively well-made wine from one of the most fashionable satellites of the Cotes de Bordeaux (Castillon), and thus kudos should go to proprietress Julliette Becot. Drink it over the next decade." Reviewed by Robert Parker. Reviewed by: The Wine Advocate - 91pts

    over 3 years
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  • 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
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07