Château Croix Mouton, Bordeaux Superieure 2016
Appellation: Bordeaux Superieure
Varietal(s): Merlot, Cabernet Franc
About The ProducerEnergetic proprietor Jean-Philippe Janoueix consistently delivers a strikingly pure, rich Bordeaux at an everyday price without compromise.The Château has a long history in Bordeaux with historical accounts dating back to the Romans. Jean-Phillipe purchased the estate and vineyards in 1997 and has worked to bring them back to their former glory. The 19 ha property is situated near Fronsac.
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:The estate boasts a combination of clay, alluvial and limestone soils that are mostly planted to Merlot with some Cabernet Franc. Jean-Pierre takes great care of his vines that are 45+ years old that yield beautifully concentrated and complex wines.
Tasting NotesChâteau Croix Mouton is a wine that will give you immense pleasure with it's earthiness, charm and rounded texture. A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc it experiences well-integrated wood that does not obscure the delicious red and black, currant fruit.
VinificationA blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc this wine see well-integrated wood that does not obscure the delicious red and black, currant fruit.
- "The 2016 Croix Mouton has an attractive, perfumed, floral bouquet with crushed violet petals infusing the ripe black cherry and cassis fruit. I appreciate the elegance on display here. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, well judged acidity, a pleasant saline and black olive note surfacing towards the fresh finish. This Bordeaux Supérieur from Jean-Philippe Janoueix can often punch above its class and the 2016 is one of those. Drink 2020-2030." - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate