2019 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) Bordeaux Supérieur Wine Tasting Note


2019 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 89

Already accessible, this delicious, medium-bodied crowd-pleaser is going to be great on release. All its soft, round, fruity, earthy, ripe fruits surrounded by licorice, smoke, cocoa with light floral notes will be just perfect for near-term drinking. It is hard to find a better Bordeaux value wine these days. 88-90 Pts

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Le Conseiller Bordeaux Superieur Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Croix Mouton, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Croix Mouton is much better with at least 1-3 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for about 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Croix Mouton offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 2-7 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Croix Mouton with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Croix Mouton is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.Chateau Croix Mouton is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau Croix Mouton is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Chateau Croix Mouton is the perfect example of a forward styled, easy to like, crowd pleasing Bordeaux wine that is best enjoyed in its first few years of life to get the most from its ripe fruit and charm. In this price category, Croix Mouton is an outstanding buy in the Bordeaux value wine arena.

Jean Philippe Janoueix owns several wines from vineyards in the Right Bank including Chateau La Croix St. Georges and Sacre Coeur in Pomerol, La Confession in St. Emilion, as well as Cap St. George from St. Georges, St. Emilion and 20 Mille, a Bordeaux Superieur.