Château Croix Mouton, with the modest appellation Bordeaux Supérieur (and a modest price as well), has received medals, high points and numerous awards. It is always a pleasure when a chateau that is not located in one of the prestigious Bordeaux appellations makes the headlines. And the awards are well deserved. The wine made here is a classic Bordeaux, just the way we want them. Aromas of cedar and black currant, full bodied with tight tannins. Subtle oak and a long finish.
The chateau is situated on the right bank, near the Dordogne River and not far from Fronsac. The chateau was called Chateau Mouton when it was bought by present owner Jean-Philippe Janoueix in 1997. At the time it was run down and the vines abandoned. Renovations started and the name was changed to Croix Mouton after protests from the Chateau Mouton Rothschild (we are not surprised).
Today, the chateau makes wine from 19 hectares. Mainly Merlot and some Cabernet Franc grow in soils with mainly clay and limestone. Approximate price for vintage 2010, 14 euro. We had the occasion to discover this wine at our book launch in Gothenburg for our new book on French wines. The event was sponsored with this wine by the Swedish importer.
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