What Jean-Philippe Janoueix makes of a Bordeaux Superieur Chateau Croix-Mouton is breathtaking. This wine is so powerful, dense and complex that one would never infer such a simple designation of origin. This is of course especially true for the top vintage 2016, as always an almost pure Merlot. The recipe for this wine consists of an extremely close plant density of the vines, which leads to a very low yield per vine and a correspondingly high concentration of the must, as well as the craftsmanship and precision of the winemaker. A full-bodied taste experience, it has a lot of grip, is intense and expressive, with great length, which is accompanied by structuring tannins.
Parker’s Wine Advocate says: "This Bordeaux Supérieur from Jean-Philippe Janoueix often outgrows its class, and the 2016 is one of those. James Suckling awards 90/100
They will hardly find a better Bordeaux superior.
|Drink:||now to 2030|
|Analysis:||14,0% Alc. vol.|
|Wine maturing:||in barriques|
|Grape varieties:||94% Merlot und 6% Cabernet Franc|
|Reviews||90/100 James Suckling, 88-90/100 Parker|
|Closure:||DIAM 10 cork|
|Type:||dry red wine|
responsible: SCEA CHATEAU CROIX MOUTON, 3 CHATEAU MOUTON 33240 LUGON-ET-L'ILE-DU-CARNAY
Produced in France. Contains sulfites