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Chateau Croix Mouton - Croix Mouton 2009

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Bordeaux
  • Wine Area: Bordeaux Superiore
  • Wine Maker: Jean-Philippe Janoueix
  • Grape: Merlot
  • Grape Percentage: 87% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.10
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Now-2015
En Primeur
Limited Stock: (1 btls)
WA: 89 to 91 (2009) WS: 90 to 93 (2009)

Wine tasting notes

This impressive wine comes from a small estate represented by Jean-Philippe Janoueix located north west of Fronsac. Cepage is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. This is a fruity accessible wine which is always ready to drink on release.

Winery Information

Chateau Croix Mouton

Ch. Croix-Mouton is an impressive small estate represented by the immensely talented Jean-Philippe Janoueix. The Joseph Janoueix Company can claim to be amongst the top in the Libourne area for both the wine trade and the quality of its vineyards and, above all, for the wines they yield year after year. The company owns four Ch.x in Saint-Emilion and three in Pomerol. Ch. Croix-Mouton comes from a located in the village of Lugon, right near the Dordogne River, west of St Emilion, and on the.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2009)89 to 91 pts

Wine Advocate # 188. Apr 2010. Reviewer : Robert Parker. One couldn’t ask for a more serious owner than Jean-Philippe Janoueix, who has done such a terrific job at La Confession in St.-Emilion and La Croix St.-Georges in Pomerol. Tiny yields of 31 hectoliters per hectare as well as super attention to detail in both the vineyard and winemaking has resulted in a wine that is a final blend of 87% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot coming in at 14.1% alcohol. The wine is stunning, dense purple in color, with notes of chocolate, espresso roast, pain grille, blackberries, and cherries. It is a hedonistic mouthful of wine to drink over the next 4-5 years. (Tasted two times.) Drink: 2010 - 2015.

Wine Spectator (2009)90 to 93 pts

Updated: April 15, 2010. Blackberry and mineral, with hints of fresh herbs. Full-bodied, with a lovely concentration of fruit and silky tannins. Long and pretty. So juicy. 100 percent Merlot. ?J.S.