|Grape:||90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc|
In good vintages La Croix is among the most classic wines in the Pomerol. They age gracefully and are extremely well balanced and elegant. The 2016 is already drinkable but has a long life ahead! This wine can be described as ‘concentrated and complex’ which means there is a lot to discover in each sip. First there is the fruit intensity of forest fruit and cherries. Then there are aromas of black pepper, leather, black truffle and tobacco. On your tongue you can feel the tension between freshness, acidity, natural sweetness and silky tannins. Both delicate and powerful, a sensual wine!
About the Wine Maker
The family company Joseph Janoueix has gone from being a very traditional wine house to producing not only Saint-Émilions, but also the most exciting wines of the Pomerols and Bordeaux Supérieur. La Confession, Château Mouton and Château la Croix Saint Georges are all castles that neighbours enviously look over the fence at because they are constantly mentioned and admired.
The success is mainly due to the younger generation - the brothers Jean-Philippe and Jean-Pierre's visionary ambitions and hard work. Whether the talk is about a daily wine or a top wine in Janoueix 'range, you know exactly what you want with which castles! From the vines blooming in the field until the final wine is poured on the casks in the cellars, both vines, grapes and must are treated like first-born infants - all contact and care is done by hand, and attention is paid to the smallest details.