2020 - Ch Joanin Bécot Côtes de Bordeaux Castillon
06C0JBEC6PK _ 2020 - Ch Joanin Bécot Côtes de Bordeaux Castillon - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beauséjour Bécot
Region
Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2025 - 2032
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur

2020 CH JOANIN BÉCOT CÔTES DE BORDEAUX CASTILLON - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beauséjour Bécot
Region
Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2025 - 2032
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £78.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, May 2021,
    Score: 87-89

    The 2020 Joanin Bécot was affected by a hailstorm in May which resulted in some Cabernet Franc being parsed out from the blend, so this year there is half the normal production. It has quite a dense and quite earthy nose, introverted black fruit mixed with potpourri and traces of orange zest, the latter becoming more prominent with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with dry, gritty tannins with a smudge of dark chocolate towards the sandy finish. It needs a little more flesh around the bones, but that should come during its barrel maturation. Drink 2025-2030

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, May 2021,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2020 Joanin Becot has a deep purple-black color and fragrant notions of Morello cherries, black raspberries, stewed plums and violets, with hints of cardamom and Sichuan pepper, plus a touch of forest floor. The medium-bodied palate is soft and juicy, delivering compelling freshness and a beautifully harmonious finish. Drink 2024-2038

  • DC

    Decanter, May 2021,
    Score: 92

    Full of life, with a blueberry coulis burst on the attack and raspberry leaf edging. Some austerity to the tannins, but settles in to the glass, and this should be ready to go within a year or two of bottling. A yield of 20hl/ha, low mainly from the hail at the end of May rather than the drought. They lost around 40% of the vineyard (also why less Cabernet Franc is in the blend than usual). Consultant Thomas Duclos, technical director Jean de Cornuaud. The estate is located in St-Philippe d'Aiguilhe, with a cooler terroir than Beausejour Becot, meaning harvest here was September 19th to October 9th. Drinking Window 2023 - 2036

  • JS

    James Suckling, May 2021,
    Score: 92-93

    This is very spicy with lots of crushed sea salt and cloves. Dark fruit, chocolate and blackberries. Very round, yet chewy. A luxurious red from this appellation. 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc.

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, May 2021,
    Score: 92-94

    The combination of fresh, savory, spiced fruits, plums, mint and cherries is great from the get-go. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and pure, with a beautiful sweetness to fruits on the mid-palate, the wine ends with gentle polished kirsch and juicy plums. The wine is made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This is clearly a new level of quality for Joanin Becot.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, May 2021,
    Score: 16

    Pretty floral nose with violet notes. Hint of boiled sweets/hard candy as well. Lively and fruity, the tannins well honed. Touch of oak from the prise de bois but should settle. (JL) Drink 2024-2030

  • JD

    Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021,
    Score: 90-92

    Readers looking for a good case purchase that will provide lovely, classic drinking over the coming decade should look at the 2020 Château Joanin Bécot. Medium-bodied, beautifully fruited, and textured, with ripe tannins and a great mid-palate, it’s a no-brainer purchase.

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Producer

Château Beauséjour Bécot

Like certain Left Bank estates, Ch Beau Séjour Bécot was once part of a larger estate that had been separated into two (the other being Beauséjour Duffau Lagarosse). Located west of the village of St Emilion, it lies next to other sought after properties such as Canon and Angélus.