The typicity of a great Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux
Enjoying a privileged located in the commune of Saint-Philippe d'Aiguilhe, Chateau Joanin Becot is one of the most beautiful references of the Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux appellation, on the right bank of Bordeaux.
The Chateau Joanin Becot estate is spread over almost 13 hectares on great clay-limestone soils with asterias. The planting at Chateau Joanin Becot is comprised of Merlot (75%), supplemented by Cabernet Franc (25%).
The Chateau Joanin Becot 2018 is matured in new oak barrels (50%), barrels of one previous wine (10%), vats (25%) and amphorae (15%). Made with the utmost respect for the fruit and the terroir, the Chateau Joanin Becot 2018 expresses the typicality of a great wine from Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux.
Parker : 90-92+ / 100
J. Suckling : 91-92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2018 Joanin Becot is blended of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, with the Merlot harvested September 24-27 and the Cabernet Franc picked on October 11. Yields were 46 hectoliters per hectare, and aging is set to occur in 50% new barriques, 25% in vats, 15% in amphorae and 10% in one-year-old barrels. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with opulent, open-knit scents of exotic spices--star anise, fenugreek and cumin seed--over a core of plum preserves, baked cherries and blueberry compote with touches of bouquet garni, tilled soil and dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers loads of rich, plushly textured black and blue fruit with an array of spicy sparks and a long finish.