Chateau Croix Mouton Bordeaux Superieur 2018
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur|
|Brand||Chateau Croix Mouton|
Lightly steeped damson plum and black cherry notes are expressive, while fine-grained structure pulls in light humus and cedar details through the finish. Drink now through 2022.
The 2018 Croix Mouton has a powerful nose of dense black fruit laced with melted tar, cedar and tobacco scents, a bit static compared to some of its peers but decent for a Bordeaux Supérieur. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannins on the entry. Grippy and quite assertive, displaying plenty of structure and backbone, although it needs more finesse and precision on the finish. I can imagine it with a hearty steak, however.
Situated close the Médoc vineyards, this estate has produced a ripe, balanced and spicy wine. Classic black-currant fruits are integrating well with rich tannins in this wine that is ready to drink.