Sister property to St-Emilion’s Beau-Séjour Bécot, Château Joanin offers a warm, ripe, velvety claret in this exceptional vintage. Merlot with Cabernet Franc, half of it aged in new oak barriques, it’s an appealing, opulent style to enjoy now or age.
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Plush-textured blue and black fruit, weave of exotic spice, mocha
Castillon is a tucked-away Right Bank Bordeaux appellation that, for too long, has lived in the shadow of its famous neighbour, Saint-Emilion. The two regions share the same soils, grapes and climate and the best Castillon wines certainly stand scrutiny next to the Grands Crus of the famous one. The upside is that claret lovers can still find Castillon wines at exceptionally good prices. Château Joanin came into the Bécot family in 2001. It has the highest vineyards in all Castillon, in the lieu-dit of Joanin. Juliette Bécot is today in charge and, with the renowned Bordeaux winemaker Thomas Duclos as consultant, it’s clear they are aiming high. Merlot with Cabernet Franc, aged 50% in new oak, this is a rich red. Open early and decant.
"Opulent, open-knit scents of exotic spices,a core of plum preserves, baked cherries and blueberry"
Lisa Perrotti-Brown Wine Advocate
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