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Château Joanin Bécot

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2023
93
Cherries, flowers, crushed rocks, and stones, licorice, black plums, and cocoa display in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is loaded with sweet, ripe, black raspberries, cherries, and chocolate, with a refreshing salty-mint accent on the backend. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Franc. 14.1% ABV, 3.5 pH. The wine is produced from some of the oldest vines in the appellation, with the oldest vines dating back to 1870! Drink from 2026-2035. 92-94 Pts.

Cherries, flowers, crushed rocks, and stones, licorice, black plums, and cocoa display in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is loaded with sweet, ripe, black raspberries, cherries, and chocolate, with a refreshing salty-mint accent on the backend. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Franc. 14.1% ABV, 3.5 pH. The wine is produced from some of the oldest vines in the appellation, with the oldest vines dating back to 1870! Drink from 2026-2035. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
93
Violets, plums, cherries and licorice fill the nose. From there, the medium-bodied wine is opulent, fruity, deep and dark, with elements of chocolate, black plums, black cherries, spice and licorice on the mid-palate that carry through to the finish. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. 15% ABV, 3.60 pH. Some of the vines used here date back 1870! Drink from 2025-2035. 92-94 Pts.

Violets, plums, cherries and licorice fill the nose. From there, the medium-bodied wine is opulent, fruity, deep and dark, with elements of chocolate, black plums, black cherries, spice and licorice on the mid-palate that carry through to the finish. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. 15% ABV, 3.60 pH. Some of the vines used here date back 1870! Drink from 2025-2035. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
91
Blending 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc produced a forward, soft, vibrant, fresh expression of cherries, plums, flowers, and wet earth, with a touch of salinity in the nose and on the palate. The medium-bodied palate leaves you with sweet, vibrant plums, chocolate and ripe, cherries on the backend. This is already delicious, so you can open this with pleasure on release. Drink from 2024-2034.

Blending 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc produced a forward, soft, vibrant, fresh expression of cherries, plums, flowers, and wet earth, with a touch of salinity in the nose and on the palate. The medium-bodied palate leaves you with sweet, vibrant plums, chocolate and ripe, cherries on the backend. This is already delicious, so you can open this with pleasure on release. Drink from 2024-2034.

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On the nose you find flowers, cocoa, black cherries, espresso and leafy herbs. Medium-bodied, soft, and fresh, you find vibrancy and juicy fruits with touches of red berries, spice, chocolate and herbs on the mid-palate and on the backend. The harvest took place October 6 - October 9. The wine blends 85% Merlot with 15% old vine Cabernet Franc. Some of the vines used here date back 1870! Drink from 2023-2033. 90-92

On the nose you find flowers, cocoa, black cherries, espresso and leafy herbs. Medium-bodied, soft, and fresh, you find vibrancy and juicy fruits with touches of red berries, spice, chocolate and herbs on the mid-palate and on the backend. The harvest took place October 6 - October 9. The wine blends 85% Merlot with 15% old vine Cabernet Franc. Some of the vines used here date back 1870! Drink from 2023-2033. 90-92

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2020
93
Flowers, truffle, sweet cherries and cocoa create the nose. Medium-bodied, silky, sensuous, fresh and packed with layers of ripe red fruits and touch of cocoa on the backend in the finish that already express a beautiful sense of purity. This is in contention for one of the top vintages of Joanin Becot ever produced. Drink from 2023-2036.

Flowers, truffle, sweet cherries and cocoa create the nose. Medium-bodied, silky, sensuous, fresh and packed with layers of ripe red fruits and touch of cocoa on the backend in the finish that already express a beautiful sense of purity. This is in contention for one of the top vintages of Joanin Becot ever produced. Drink from 2023-2036.

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The combination of fresh, savory, spiced fruits, plums, mint and cherries is great from the get-go. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and pure, with a beautiful sweetness to fruits on the mid-palate, the wine ends with gentle polished kirsch and juicy plums. The wine is made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This is clearly a new level of quality for Joanin Becot. 92-94 Pts

The combination of fresh, savory, spiced fruits, plums, mint and cherries is great from the get-go. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and pure, with a beautiful sweetness to fruits on the mid-palate, the wine ends with gentle polished kirsch and juicy plums. The wine is made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This is clearly a new level of quality for Joanin Becot. 92-94 Pts

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2019
92
The nose opens with flowers, espresso, cocoa, licorice and plums. The wine is soft, silky, fresh and polished on the palate allowing all of its sweet, ripe, black raspberries, plums, cherries coffee and licorice to shine through. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2034.

The nose opens with flowers, espresso, cocoa, licorice and plums. The wine is soft, silky, fresh and polished on the palate allowing all of its sweet, ripe, black raspberries, plums, cherries coffee and licorice to shine through. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2034.

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2018
92
The intriguing touch of mint that comes with all the ripe, black cherries, licorice and chocolate hits the spot. The wine offers nice richness and intensity with silky tannins and layers of elegant, ripe, sweet, round, juicy, red fruits that feel as good as they taste.

The intriguing touch of mint that comes with all the ripe, black cherries, licorice and chocolate hits the spot. The wine offers nice richness and intensity with silky tannins and layers of elegant, ripe, sweet, round, juicy, red fruits that feel as good as they taste.

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Chocolate mint, licorice, black cherry and smoke are easy to spot. There is volume with layers of ripe, dense, black fruits along with a touch of fig, dark cocoa and espresso bean. Fleshy, long and rich, this is clearly the best Joanin Becot ever. The blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc is aging in a combination of 50% new, French oak barrels, 25% in vat, 15% in amphora and 10% in one-year-old barrels. 91-93 Pts

Chocolate mint, licorice, black cherry and smoke are easy to spot. There is volume with layers of ripe, dense, black fruits along with a touch of fig, dark cocoa and espresso bean. Fleshy, long and rich, this is clearly the best Joanin Becot ever. The blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc is aging in a combination of 50% new, French oak barrels, 25% in vat, 15% in amphora and 10% in one-year-old barrels. 91-93 Pts

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2017
90
Cushy, curvy and animated, this wine is already offering licorice infused, supple textured plushness with black cherry and cocoa character. The finish has some lift, leading me to believe it will be better with a year or two in the cellar -- though you can certainly drink this young for instant gratification. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.

Cushy, curvy and animated, this wine is already offering licorice infused, supple textured plushness with black cherry and cocoa character. The finish has some lift, leading me to believe it will be better with a year or two in the cellar -- though you can certainly drink this young for instant gratification. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.

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2016
90
Licorice, black cherry and dark chocolate notes are in the nose, and the mouth. Soft, round, forward and plush, this will be even better in a few years, although, it will be fine to drink on release. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Licorice, black cherry and dark chocolate notes are in the nose, and the mouth. Soft, round, forward and plush, this will be even better in a few years, although, it will be fine to drink on release. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

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2015
91
Lush, forward, juicy, dark cherries, chocolate and licorice deliver a sweet, round, fleshy, flashy, sexy wine with freshness and loads of sweet, sensuous ripe fruits in the finish. This blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc reached 14.9% ABV with a pH of 3.50.

Lush, forward, juicy, dark cherries, chocolate and licorice deliver a sweet, round, fleshy, flashy, sexy wine with freshness and loads of sweet, sensuous ripe fruits in the finish. This blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc reached 14.9% ABV with a pH of 3.50.

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2014
89
Ripe, soft, round and packed with licorice, ripe, black cherries and cocoa, this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc is going to show well early. 88-90 Pts

Ripe, soft, round and packed with licorice, ripe, black cherries and cocoa, this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc is going to show well early. 88-90 Pts

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2013
88
Floral and black raspberry and coffee bean nose, medium bodied with an open easy to drink, soft and sweet personality. From yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare, the wine was produced from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine reached 13% ABV and is aging in 50% new oak. 87-89 Pts

Floral and black raspberry and coffee bean nose, medium bodied with an open easy to drink, soft and sweet personality. From yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare, the wine was produced from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine reached 13% ABV and is aging in 50% new oak. 87-89 Pts

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2012
89
Fresh vanilla bean and cherry on the nose, with a polished, soft, sweet, open core of black cherry, fennel and plum notes

Fresh vanilla bean and cherry on the nose, with a polished, soft, sweet, open core of black cherry, fennel and plum notes

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Soft and ripe with licorice and black raspberry, this delicious and round wine will drink on release. 88-90 Pts

Soft and ripe with licorice and black raspberry, this delicious and round wine will drink on release. 88-90 Pts

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2011
89
Blending 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc and grown in clay and deep limestone soils, the wine opens with licorice, earth, jam and blackberry. Sweet, ripe, round and soft-textured, the wine ends with ripe, fresh black cherry and chocolate. 88-90 Pts

Blending 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc and grown in clay and deep limestone soils, the wine opens with licorice, earth, jam and blackberry. Sweet, ripe, round and soft-textured, the wine ends with ripe, fresh black cherry and chocolate. 88-90 Pts

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2010
89
Oak, earth, licorice and jammy fruits with an open personality that should offer pleasure with a year or so of bottle age.

Oak, earth, licorice and jammy fruits with an open personality that should offer pleasure with a year or so of bottle age.

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2009
92
Flashy, fleshy and fun, this deep colored wine is packed with black licorice, espresso bean, plum liqueur, black cherry and smoke. Rich in texture, full bodied and concentrated with loads of juicy, ripe, black fruit and soft tannins, this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc will drink well young and age for at least a decade. This is my favorite vintage from Juliette Becot and Joanin Becot yet!

Flashy, fleshy and fun, this deep colored wine is packed with black licorice, espresso bean, plum liqueur, black cherry and smoke. Rich in texture, full bodied and concentrated with loads of juicy, ripe, black fruit and soft tannins, this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc will drink well young and age for at least a decade. This is my favorite vintage from Juliette Becot and Joanin Becot yet!

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2008
91
2008 Joanin Becot is stuffed with blackberry, oak, spice, smoke and licorice aromatics. Soft, round and already approachable, this black cherry tinged wine should drink well young. 91 Pts

2008 Joanin Becot is stuffed with blackberry, oak, spice, smoke and licorice aromatics. Soft, round and already approachable, this black cherry tinged wine should drink well young. 91 Pts

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08 Joanin Becot (Cotes de Castillon) is deep ruby, fermented with carbonic ice for the first time to help extract more aromatic freshness in the color. Dark raspberry, licorice, and truffle run throughout the nose. The wine finishes with chocolate and blue and black fruits. 89-91 Pts

08 Joanin Becot (Cotes de Castillon) is deep ruby, fermented with carbonic ice for the first time to help extract more aromatic freshness in the color. Dark raspberry, licorice, and truffle run throughout the nose. The wine finishes with chocolate and blue and black fruits. 89-91 Pts

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2006
90
Coffee, black cherry, truffle and smoke in the nose. On the palate, the wine offers ripe and over ripe plums, cocoa and black cherry with lush textures. This is drinking perfectly today.

Coffee, black cherry, truffle and smoke in the nose. On the palate, the wine offers ripe and over ripe plums, cocoa and black cherry with lush textures. This is drinking perfectly today.

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2005
89
The up front licorice, chocalte and black cherry has morphed into more secondary flavors and aromatics. I'd opt for drinking this easy to like charming wine sooner than later as it's starting to drop its fruit and is not quite as good as it was a year or two ago.

The up front licorice, chocalte and black cherry has morphed into more secondary flavors and aromatics. I'd opt for drinking this easy to like charming wine sooner than later as it's starting to drop its fruit and is not quite as good as it was a year or two ago.

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This opulent, showy wine is filled with licorce covered black raspberries, chocolate, vanilla and jammy scents. Soft, ripe and already open, this sexy little treat will compare well in a blind tasting with much more expensive St. Emilion wines.

This opulent, showy wine is filled with licorce covered black raspberries, chocolate, vanilla and jammy scents. Soft, ripe and already open, this sexy little treat will compare well in a blind tasting with much more expensive St. Emilion wines.

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2003
90
Earth, licorice, cassis, spices, black fruit and forest floor aromas. Good concentration. Nice palate presence, but the finish is not long or complex. Fully mature, this will not improve. I imagine it will remain at this level for a few more years before continuing to decline.

Earth, licorice, cassis, spices, black fruit and forest floor aromas. Good concentration. Nice palate presence, but the finish is not long or complex. Fully mature, this will not improve. I imagine it will remain at this level for a few more years before continuing to decline.

1,361 Views   Tasted