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Château Joanin Bécot

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2018 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 92

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 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 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.

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2016 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 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.

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2015 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 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% alcohol with a pH of 3.50.

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2014 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 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

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2013 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 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% alcohol and is aging in 50% new oak. 87-89 Pts

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2012 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 89

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

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2011 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 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

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2010 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 89

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 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 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!

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2008 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 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

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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

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2006 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 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.

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2005 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 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.

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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.

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2003 Château Joanin Bécot  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 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.

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