Croix de Justice Puisseguin St. Emilion, 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
Croix de Justice is owned by Francois Dubernard, who owns another top, Bordeaux value wine, Domaine du Bouscat. 2012 was the first vintage for this up and coming chateau in the satellite appellation, just outside of St. Emilion.
Croix de Justice comes from a small 2.5 hectare parcel of vines from the vineyard of Chateau de Mole. The Right Bank vineyard is planted to 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,800 vines per hectare. The terroir is clay and limestone soils like you can find in many St. Emilion vineyards.
A lot of effort goes into producing the wine of Croix de Justice. Following a five day cold saok at 10 degrees Celsius, fermentation takes place in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats. The maceration period last close to one full month. Malolactic fermentation takes place new, French oak barrels. The wine of Croix de Justice is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels for an average of 18 months, depending on the character and quality of the vintage. Not much Chateau Croix de Justice is produced. In fact, the production of this Right Bank estate is only about 400 cases per vintage.
Wine Tasting Notes
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2014 Croix de Justice
A real nice wine for the money. But what else would you expect when you take a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot from 35 year old vines, low yields of only 20 hectoliters per hectare and let it rip? Lots of fresh, black cherries, round textures, licorice and a blast of cocoa in the finish here. This wine is a Jeffrey Davies Selection Exclusive. 89-91 Pts
90 points - Tasted May 1, 2015701 Views
2012 Croix de Justice
With boysenberry, chocolate, sweet cherries, good flesh, length and flavor in the finish. The wine was made from an even split of Merlot and Cabernet Franc and reached 13.1% alcohol. All this and it sells for a Bordeaux value wine price! 88-90 Pts
89 points - Tasted May 1, 2014607 Views