Appellation Pomerol

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Château La Croix Toulifaut

Pomerol

A Pomerol château reaches the highest distinction

Characteristics

Appellation : Pomerol

Owners : 1972 Famille Jean-François Janoueix

Area under vine : 1,9 hectares 

Grape varieties : 85% Merlot for roundness, 15% Cabernet Franc for elegance

Barrels : 9 (900 boxes) 

Sales : Joseph Janoueix SA and directly from the estate

Food pairing

The Chateaux Joseph Janoueix has had the honour of being present at the Elysée, Matignon and Senate meals for a very long time. Here are a few menus that have been served at prestigious dinners.

We advise you to taste our wines with the following dishes, expect a good marriage...

Grilled sirloin and its Cellar Master sauce

Geographical location

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Remarkably exposed on the south side of the famous Pomerol plateau, the terroir of Croix Toulifaut is situated between Château Beauregard in Pomerol and Château Figeac, Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé.

Soil type

sandy on a ferruginous background with very large quantities of "clinker" hardpan whose influence is pleasantly felt in the ageing of the great wines of Pomerol.

Grape varieties

85% Merlot, for roundness, fullness and fruit aromas and 15% Cabernet Franc, for elegance, structure.

Character of the wine

advice from Michel Rolland, whose expertise as an oenologist is well known: elegance, finesse, velvety, subtlety of the Croix Toulifaut have something discreetly feminine; it is, according to Jean-Luc Pouteau, voted best sommelier in the world, "the Princess of Pomerol".

Tasting notes

By the renowned oenologists Michel ROLLAND and Stéphane TOUTOUNDJI (GAULT & MILLAU)

  • 2016 - EXCELLENT WINES
    Ruby colour, elegant. Intense bouquet with aromas of blackcurrant and cherry. Toasted finish and crisp tannins.
  • 2015 - AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR
    This wine is distinguished by its frankness. A toasted finish and felted tannins.
  • 2014 - A GOOD VINTAGE RICH AND SMOOTH
    Nez de fruits, accompagné par des notes grillées. Bouche ample et soyeuse avec des tanins agréables.
  • 2013 - SEDUCED BY ITS BALANCE. ADORABLE WINES
    Round mouth with melted tannins Guide Dussert-Gerber Prix d’Honneur 5 hearts.
  • 2012 - A YEAR OF MERLOT, PLEASURE IN THE RAW STATE
    The mouth is round and full of charming tannins with a long and elegant finish

Awards

  • Harvest 1999 Gold Medal Paris Agricultural Show 2001 (out of stock)
  • Harvest 2011 Gold Medal at the Foire de Paris 2014
  • Harvest 2013 Silver Medal at the Feminalise Competition 2015