2007 Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Chateau Joanin Bécot Castillon 2007 Côtes De Bordeaux; Bottle-aged beauty from a superstar in France;

SRP $35

$20.00

(6 Reviews)

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Chateau Joanin Bécot Castillon 2007 Côtes De Bordeaux

2007 Bordeaux

Bordeaux

$20.00

(6 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, the wine saw 16-18 months in 70% new French oak. Opaque in the glass with just a hint of red around the rim, the 2007 Becot shows intense aromas of spicy plum, fresh black earth and mocha. With just a few minutes of air white chocolate and truffle mingle with graphite, black raspberry and mineral notes in a very complex and engaging nose. Plump, juicy and fresh on the palate with lingering equal proportions of fruit, earth and oak notes in a lengthy finish. Still drinking great with another couple of years easy.

  • Vintage
  • 2007
  • Appellation
  • Bordeaux
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Cam Confidential

The Becot family, owners of the Grand Cru Chateau Beau-Sejour in St. Emilion, saw both tremendous potential and as well as a kinship with St. Emilion in this upper-elevation Cotes de Castillon site located just southeast of Beau Sejour itself. They spent a fortune revitalizing the property with a new winery and better farming practices (the most intensive in the region, I’ve read) and, with the help of consultant to the stars, Michelle Rolland, they have crafted a delicious, age worthy Bordeaux combining modern viticulture with traditional aesthetics.

Reviews

6 Reviews Total

Carl

Not quite as good as the '08, but still pretty good.

Jeffrey

Verified Purchase

I was underwhelmed at first, but then we gave this wine some breathing time and it finally opened up after an hour decant. Turned out to be a very nice wine, even more so at this price point. I am not disappointed in this wine selection. It reminds me very much of the wine we drank in St. Emilion last Fall.

A R

Verified Purchase

Needs to be decanted to get the best from the wine. Good structure and still has some solid tannins. Should have bought more!

Paul

Verified Purchase

I found this wine while okay, it was kind of thin. Maybe it's just because Cam has spoiled us with his Merlot Cab blends. I am no expert on Bordeux wines but I was a little disappointed.

Gregory

Verified Purchase

I have bought wine for years from Cameron Hughes, and trusted the company's description of quality and value. However, for the first time, I bought a case of something that is clearly not great wine.

Mark

Verified Purchase

I wish I had bought more of this before it was gone. It needs to open up quite a bit before drinking, but once it breaths, it is amazing. Well worth the $20 price tag. Not what I expected for 75% Merlot. Tastes a lot more complex than that, but very smooth.