The objective of Eleanor during this 2018 is pretty clear and defined. We want to associate the name of the Châteaux to a person, a family, a soul, a reality, a routine and not only seeing them as an unreachable and distant idea. We want to put a face to the wine and the people behind it, by branding their name and product, promoting their efforts and revealing some secrets whispered exclusively to us.
Following this premise, we are here to share a special occasion, born from the mutual respect and gratitude between Eleanor and Jean Philippe Janoueix, owner of several estates spread across Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Pomerol, Saint Georges Saint-Emilion and Bordeaux Supérieur.
We pleasantly received a delicious gift from Jean Philippe Janoueix and his team after a collaboration in branding and promoting Château Croix-Mouton.
We had the chance to taste Cap D’Or 2015 and La Confession 2016.
Cap D’Or is the new “baby” of a new big project: they took over a property in Saint Georges Saint Emilion in 2014 and they are building a very nice long-term vision for this AOC. Saint-Georges Saint-Emilion is actually the smallest and the scarcest red wine AOC in Bordeaux and they are only 20 producers working on it. The total of hectares of the whole AOC is 190 and at the moment they own 65 (with two properties). 80% of the wines is sold directly to consumer and it has the reputation of being the most qualitative satellite of Saint Emilion.
Concerning the tasting note of this wine, it seduced us with novelty. Cap d’Or has a deep “present” taste and it expresses the beauty of its exceptional terroir – the hill of Saint George. Its tannin level is quite high and it shows potentials for a great aging.
La Confession 2016 is on balance for acidity, body, alcohol level and tannin. Wonderful expressive nose of black fruit, cocoa powder, vanilla, roasted coffee bean, toasted oak & earth. The polished tannins, ripe fruits, spice and earth mingle well on your palate. The wine is made by 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, which you can really perceive.
We are grateful for this experience and we are sure we gave a closeness look at Château Croix-Mouton, Château La Confession and Château Saint- Georges Saint Emilion.