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2001 Château Joanin-Bécot (750ml)
  Producer: Château Joanin-Bécot beausejour-becot.com
Appellation: Côtes de Castillon - Libournais - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$22.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: September 29, 2008 , John King
rated: June 4, 2004 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
90 points "A sleeper of the vintage, this sensational wine is fashioned from a vineyard planted with 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Owned by the Becot family, better known for their premier grand cru classe St.-Emilion, Beau-Sejour-Becot, after a 25-day maceration, it was aged 16 months in 60% new French oak and bottled with minimal clarification. An intensely aromatic perfume offers up notes of blueberries, acacia flowers (reminiscent of the Colgin Herb Lamb Cabernet Sauvignon), this dense, medium-bodied wine has a lush, opulent texture, and beautifully pure flavors that border on unctuous. A sleeper of the vintage, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine is best drunk during its first 7-8 years of life." Best 2004-2012
rated: September 4, 2004 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
85 points "Light and simple, with blackberry and vanilla character. Slightly hollow midpalate. Best after 2004. 2,500 cases made. (JS)" Best 2004-