2011 Croix Mouton, Bordeaux Supérieur (1.5L)
Ripe, slightly extracted in feel with a taut plum skin edge running from start to finish, along with crushed cherry and blackberry fruit. A good tobacco note wafts through the finish. Score range: 87-90. (Web Only- 2012)
Pretty aromas of blackberries and dried orange peel. Full and soft textured. Full to medium body, with velvety tannins and a bright finish...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From the talented Jean-Philippe Janoueix, the 2011 Croix-Mouton over-delivers in flavor intensity, body and richness. For a Bordeaux Superieur it possesses an atypically dark ruby color as well as a chunky, fleshy bouquet of red and black fruits, spice box and earth. Drink this medium-bodied effort over the next 4-5 years.
Robert Parker writes: "A consistent winner from the committed, energetic proprietor, Jean-Philippe Janoueix, the 2011 Croix Mouton is his lowest level wine. A blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. It is a very good effort from a vineyard situated near Fronsac."