2016 Chateau Joanin Becot

Bordeaux | Bordeaux Blend
"Aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants. Hints of fresh and wet earth. Full-bodied, very tight and polished with ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Shows intensity and brightness. Exciting. Top for the appellation. Needs five to six years to come together, but already gorgeous."
94 Points, Wine Enthusiast

 

"The 2016 Joanin Becot is blended of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, aged on the lees in 65% new and 35% one-year-old oak for 15 months. Deep garnet-purple colored, it features warm plums, blackberry pie and wild blueberries aromas with touches of underbrush and menthol plus a waft of roses. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and plush with a good fruit core and perfumed finish."
92 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 

"The 2016 Château Joanin Bécot (80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc aged in 65% new oak) is a rounded, nicely textured wine that stays in the classic style of the vintage. Black cherries, ,white flowers, spice, and hints of limestone-like minerality all flow to a medium-bodied, silky, elegant 2016 that has loads to love. As usual, it’s impeccably made and represents a good value. Drink it over the coming decade or so."
90 Points, Jeb Dunnuck



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