2011 Croix Mouton, Bordeaux Supérieur

SKU #1141046 87-90 points Wine Spectator

 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. (Web-2012)

K&L Notes

½*V Boysenberry fruit and a good middle. 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. (RP)

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By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/5/2013  | Send Email
The precocious 2011 Croix Mouton has all the virtues of the best Bordeaux Superieur and made me feel like I was in a Paris bistro eating steak frites as soon as I tasted it. This plummy, soft wine is so approachable and fun without being flabby or weak in any way. Bordeaux isn't all expensive, and this bottle is far superior to domestic Merlot blends at this price or even the $20 mark. Yum!

By: Trey Beffa |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/18/2013  | Send Email
Decent fruit, sweet, bright and spicy.

By: Ralph Sands |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/18/2013  | Send Email
* Concentrated dark fruit, very strong, serious wine.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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