Château Joanin Bécot was purchased by the Bécot family in February 2001. According to Juliette, they chose this Bordeaux wine property because of the unique terroir. Joanin Bécot is located at some of the highest elevations along the Gironde in the Côtes de Castillon.
Shortly after purchasing the estate, the family added their name to the property as well. In 2001 at the time of the purchase, Joanin Bécot was 5.4 hectares. With additional purchases, they increased the size of their vineyards to 12 hectares.
The 12 hectare vineyard is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc on a terroir of clay and limestone soils.
2014 – 90 Points, Neal Martin “The Wine Advocate” (March 2017)
The 2014 Joanin Bécot has an elegant bouquet with red cherries, bergamot and cassis aromas, a touch of cedar developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a silky smooth texture; it is less chewy than it showed out of barrel. No, it is not a deep Saint Emilion, but there is ample tension and great persistence in the mouth. This is just a delicious Joanin Bécot.