2015 Croix Mouton, Bordeaux Supérieur

SKU #1251770 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 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. (NM)  (4/2016)

Vinous

 The 2015 Croix-Mouton is a very pleasant, quaffable red with good fruit intensity and plenty of richness. This is a solid, tasty wine from Jean-Philippe Janoueix. Tasted two times. (AG)  (4/2016)

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Staff Image By: Christina Stanley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/6/2017 | Send Email
the 2015 Croix Mouton Bordeaux from Jean-Philippe Janoueix is an incredible value in Bordeaux! The property has a very long history which dates back to the ancient Romans, and is predominately clay, limestone and alluvial soils, located just outside of the Fronsac appellation. The blend is predominately Merlot blended with a much smaller percentage of Cabernet Franc, and the result is a full bodied, fruit driven and beautifully structured wine with aromas and flavors of green tobacco, high tone red fruit and rose.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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