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20 Mille Bordeaux Superieur, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

20 Mille, the Bordeaux Superieur property owned by Jean-Philippe Janoueix takes its name from the density of the vines per hectare. In 2000, Janoueix planted 20,000 vines per hectare in deep clay and alluvial soils. He did this to show how he could get the most of this moderate terroir with 20 Mille.

The 1.4 hectare 20 Mille Bordeaux Superieur vineyard is located in the much larger vineyard of Croix Mouton. The vineyard of 20 Mille is planted to 100%  Merlot on  Riparia rootstock. The vineyard is planted to a density as the name implies at 20,000 vines per hectare. The vines are incredibly packed. In fact the minimal distance between each vine is only 80 centimeters. The rows are packed even tighter. Each row is only separated by a tiny distance of 60 centimeters. The terroir of 20 Mille is clay, limestone and rocky soils.

As you can see, 20 Mille is a serious, spare no expense winery. The entire works of the soil and the vines are done manually as no engine driven vehicle can penetrate between the rows of vines. Part of the vineyard anagement techniques include controlled deliberate grass growth. Two cluster thinnings (one at the closure of the grape, and one at the beginning of veraison) and the leaves are thinned at both sides.

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To produce the wine of 20 Mille, whole berry fermentation takes place in 60 hectoliter wood vats. Punching of the cap every 6 hours during alcoholic fermentations, temperature during alcoholic fermentations are between 27/28 degrees Celsius. Jean Philippe Jannoueix prefers filling of the barrels heated at the same temperature as the wine. Malolactic fermentation takes place in new barrels. The wine is aged in a combination of 50% regular shaped barrels and 50% of the cigar shaped barrels used by Jannoueix. The wine is aged on its lees for 6 months. No fining, no filtration. Close to 500 cases of 20 Mille are produced each vintage.

Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille

    1. Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine is all about the open, black cherry and espresso personality, plush textures, and forward, chocolate character. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  2. 2013 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

    1. With sweet black cherries, a forward personality, and a hint of chocolate in the finish. From a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.4% alcohol. This remains a serious contender the most consistent, value Bordeaux wine produced. 84-85 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
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  3. 2012 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

    1. From 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, this forward, sweet and oaky wine will be best in its first few years of life. This crowd pleaser is a steal at this price. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  4. 2012 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille

    1. From 100% Merlot, the wine is soft, fleshy, filled with dark cherries, forward and open. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  5. 2011 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille

    1. Produced from a 1.4-hectare section of the Croix Mouton vineyard planted to 100% Merlot, the wine takes its name from the fact that it’s planted to 20,000 vines per hectare. Mineral and blackberry with a bright, cherry, red berry finish. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  6. 2011 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

    1. From Jean Philippe Janoueix, this wine remains one of the top value Bordeaux wines from the region. Cocoa and cherry with a light strawberry finish. 85-86 Pts

      86 points - Tasted
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  7. 2010 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille

    1. 20 Mille is produced from a 1.4-hectare section of the Croix Mouton vineyard planted to 100% Merlot. The wine reached 14.9% alcohol in this vintage. The wine takes its name from the fact it’s planted to 20,000 vines per ha. According to the owner, Jean-Philippe Janoueix, the purpose of this density of planting, is to show quality Bordeaux can be produced from terroir that is not only found in the top appellations. Black cherry, chocolate and licorice aromas couple with sweet, round textures, concentration and depth. As the vineyards continue aging, the wine keeps getting better. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  8. 2010 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

    1. Croix Mouton from Jean Philippe Janoueix remains one of the top value Bordeaux wines from the region. From a blend of 87% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and a drop of Petit Verdot. Oak, black raspberries, medium bodied, round, mocha and cherry finish. Will drink well on release. 87-88 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  9. 2009 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille

    1. 2009 20 Mille is produced from a 1.4-hectare section of the Croix Mouton vineyard. The chateau takes its name from the fact it’s planted 20,000 vines per ha. Produced from 100% merlot, this round textured wine shows aromas of accented, dark jammy fruit, licorice, and chocolate. 50% of the wine is aged in the cigar shaped barrels. With vines planted this closely, work in the vineyards can be exacting. According to the owner, Jean-Philippe Janoueix, the purpose of this density of planting is to show that quality Bordeaux can be produced from terroir outside the finest regions.

      88 points - Tasted
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  10. 2009 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

    1. Earth, spice and cherry in the nose, for the money, there is a nice, sweet, plummy richness to the wine. This will be perfect for drinking at a young age, if you’re looking for value in Bordeaux wine.

      87 points - Tasted
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    2. 2009 Croix Mouton is 87% merlot, 12% cabernet franc, and 1% petit verdot. The wine will age for nine months in 33% new and 67% one-wine old barrels, 45% of which are cigar shaped barrels. This medium bodied wine offers licorice and jammy black raspberry notes, ending in black raspberry and kirsch flavors. 84-87 Pts.

      85 points - Tasted
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  11. 2005 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

    1. This is a serious contender for the best value Bordeaux wine from this legendary vintage! This is very easy to like, drink and afford wine is a true crowd pleaser. it's not going to make old bones and should be consumed in the the first 3- 5 years. But at this price, it's a steal as it runs about $12!

      88 points - Tasted
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