Decanter: "Bramble fruit aromas and lovely subtle perfume to the red summer berries. Smooth and supple palate but the wine has such a vibrancy to it. It has a bit of a wild energy with salty earth, sour cherry, ripe strawberry and a touch of crushed stone and tobacco. You get the minerality and a real display of nuance and detail on the palate. This has character: it’s smooth but with satin-textured tannins giving the support and structure in the mouth with a slow build of flavour to a lifted, fresh finish. An excellent and impressive effort from Côtes de Castillon in 2021. No chapitalisation. 7% press wine. 3.5pH."
Wine Advocate: "This 14-hectare vineyard in the Côtes de Castillon has delivered a fine performance with the 2021 Joanin Bécot. Offering up aromas of cherries, dark berries and subtle hints of pipe tobacco, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and precise, with a generous core of fruit framed by fine tannins and a bright spine of acidity. It's a characterful, beautifully made wine that punches above ist weight."
Wine Cellar Insider: "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."
Suckling: "A juicy red with plum, coffee and light tobacco character. Medium-bodied with medium, round tannins and a savory finish."
Cotes de Castillon
Chateau Joanin Becot
Chateau Joanin Becot, Lieu-dit Joanin, 33350 Saint-Philippe-d´Aiguilhe, Frankreich