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Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

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2020 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 91

Dark in color, the wine is lush, plush, polished and loaded with dark cocoa, cherries, plums, oak, smoke and espresso in every sniff and sip. Produced from 100% Merlot and planted to a density of 20,000 vines per hectare, hence the name, this is going to be delicious with just a year or two of age. 90-92 Pts

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2020 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

Medium-bodied, fresh, bright and fruity, with soft texture and sweet, vibrant berries on the nose and palate. The wine is completed with a juicy, licorice, spice and earthy, cherry-tinged finish. This remains a contender for the best value wine in all of Bordeaux. Drink it on release and purchase it by the case. 87-89 Pts

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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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2019 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

Deeply-colored, with layers of dark cocoa and cherries in every sniff and sip, the wine has concentration, round textures and a dark, fruity finish. The wine was produced from 100% old vine Merlot. 89-91 Pts

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2018 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 87

Medium bodied, forward, easy drinking and already quite charming, the fruit is ripe, sweet and delicious. One of the top value plays in Bordeaux, enjoy this on release. 87 Points

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It is going to be hard to find a better value wine in Bordeaux than this. The wine is forward, round and fruity with black plum and floral notes. Drink this young for the fruit as well as for the pleasure. Produced from 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. 87-89 Pts

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2017 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 85

Made for simple pleasure, this wine is harmonious and soft -- perfect for straightforward, early drinking. Produced from 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, this is the 20th vintage for the estate, commemorated with a special label for the 2017 bottling. 85 Points

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2016 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 86

Medium bodied, with a forward, bright, strawberry and black raspberry nose. Sweet, juicy and open, this is a wine to drink in its youth. 86 Points

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2016 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

Opaque in color, the wine focuses on its rich, core of ripe, fat, dark red berries. The wine provides a big gulp of dark red, juicy, ripe, fleshy fruits. A year or two after release, it will be even better. 88 Points

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Dark in color, the wine is round, sweet, juicy and forward. There is a lot of fruit here that goes well the licorice, smoke and black cherry accents. This should be a charmer on release. 87 Points

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2015 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

If there is a better value in Bordeaux wine today, buy it! I’ve looked and it is going to be hard to find. In 2015, you find better levels of fruit, sweetness and softer textures than before. The fruits are clean, ripe and fresh with a forward character. 88 Points

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2015 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine reached 14.4% alcohol with a spicy edge to its round textured, espresso, cocoa plum and licorice personality. Fresh; sweet and with a touch of oak in the round finish, this is the best vintage yet for 20 Mille. 90 Points

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2014 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine is 13.8% alcohol. Cherries and dark chocolate on the nose, with an open, round character, and sweet, black cherry finish. 88-90 Pts

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2014 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 85

Peppery black raspberries on the nose, the wine is soft and approachable with a nice, easy drinking, black cherry note in the finish. Blending 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.7% alcohol. This remains one of the most consistent value driven wines in all of Bordeaux. 84-86 Pts

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2013 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 85

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

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2013 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

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

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2012 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 87

Showing secondary characteristics, this soft, supple, medium bodied, easy to like, crowd pleaser will be best over the next 2-4 years. 87 Points

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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

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2012 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 89

With a lush, approachable, black cherry and chocolate character, the wine is in the right place for current consumption. 89 Points

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

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2011 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 86

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

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2011 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

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

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2010 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

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

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2010 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

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

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2009 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 87

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

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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

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2009 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

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

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2005 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 83

Slightly past its peak, with tobacco and olive tapenade notes in the finish, the wine requires consumption before the remaining fruit fades. 83 Points

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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

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2005 Château Croix Mouton (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) 20 mille  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

Soft, smooth and fully mature, the wine has retained its round texture and sweetness. There is no reason to age it any longer. If you have any bottles, pop a cork! 88 Points

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