More Vintages and Sizes of Joanin Becot:
International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138
($36-$40) Good red-ruby. Jammy blueberry, espresso, licorice, mocha, menthol and nutty oak on the nose. Fat, rich, deep and sweet but with nicely integrated acidity giving the wine shape and firmness. Unusually powerful for this Cotes de Castillon wine, which really coats the palate on the aftertaste. Has a firm acid/tannin spine for slow evolution in bottle.
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Author: Robert Parker
Another sleeper of the vintage, this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc emerges from the limestone soils outside St.-Emilion. An inky/purple color is accompanied by stunningly flamboyant aromas of melted licorice, white chocolate, raspberries, and black currants. Full-bodied, layered, gorgeously pure, and well above its official pedigree.
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 11/24/2010
earthy, tannic, leather. Liked it, great QPR.
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