Château Croix-Mouton, Bordeaux Supérieur 2015

Bordeaux

75cl bottle: £15.95

Case of 6 75cl bottles: £95.70

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"If there is a better value in Bordeaux wine today, buy it. I’ve looked and it is going to be hard to find." The Wine Cellar Insider


"A fruity and juicy red with currant, cherry and plum character and a hint of cedar and rust. Full to medium body, ripe tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold." - 90 points, James Suckling


Château Croix-Mouton is the perfect example of a forward styled, easy to like, crowd pleasing Bordeaux wine that is best enjoyed in its first few years of life to get the most from its ripe fruit and charm. In this price category, this is an outstanding buy in the Bordeaux value wine arena.
The estate has a long history dating back to the ancient Romans who planted vines on the property and Château Croix-Mouton has made a brilliant name for itself in the last few years.


 

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Our Tasting Notes

Smoky with fine tannins and plenty of red-berry fruits. "Dusty" texture and crisp aftertaste. A cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Château Croix-Mouton is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, chicken, roasted, braised or grilled dishes. Also excellent when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
Drink: 2018-2028


Wine Data

Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Bordeaux Supérieur
Alcohol: 14%

About

Previously known as Château-Mouton, Château Croix-Mouton has a long history in the Bordeaux region. The property was written about in the 1881 Ferret edition, next to many well-known Bordeaux wine producers of the time. However, the estate has a much longer history dating back to the ancient Romans who planted vines on the property thousands of years ago. The Gallo-Romains remains found in their vineyards are proof of an ancient Bordeaux wine producing past.

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"The 2015 Croix-Mouton, a blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet France, has a tight-fisted bouquet at first, sultry and a little unresponsive. It gently opens with blackberry and briar aromas, perhaps more "linear" than I was anticipating. The palate is medium-bodied with bold tannin, full in the mouth with rather "brash" tannin. I would have preferred more elegance to be conveyed on the finish, but there is plenty of muscle here." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/2016)


"The 2015 Château Croix-Mouton from Jean-Philippe Janoueix (La Confession, La Croix St. Georges, etc.) is a rock-solid effort, and at 15 bucks is a terrific deal. From Lugon-et-the Ile-du-Carnay, not far from Fronsac, and made from mostly Merlot (there’s a splash of Cabernet Franc), it checks in at over 14% alcohol and offers terrific notes of ripe black cherries, smoked meats, licorice, and cedar. Rounded, supple and beautifully textured, with ripe tannin, it’s a delicious effort and a terrific little Bordeaux Superior to drink over the coming 3-5 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (11/2017)