Chateau Croix-Mouton ''Reserve'' Bordeaux Superieur 2016 - Bordeaux, France
Varietals: Merlot & Cabernet Franc
This wine displays sweet, smoky barbecue notes along with blackberry and blueberry fruit and hints of licorice, incense and graphite. It achieves a level of quality and satisfaction well above its humble origin.
Previously known as Chateau Mouton, Croix Mouton has a long history in the Bordeaux region, dating back to the ancient Romans who planted vines on the property. Chateau Croix Mouton was purchased by Jean-Philippe Janoueix in 1997. At the time of the purchase, the estate and vineyards were in poor condition, as the previous owner had abandoned the vineyards. At first, Janoueix wanted to sell the wines under the original name of Chateau Mouton but a law suit brought by Chateau Mouton Rothschild forced the name change. With the extensive changes and improvements Janoueis has made, the chateau is a serious candidate for one of the best Bordeaux wine value producers today.