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Colour: Red
Producer: Château Montlandrie
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Côtes de Castillon
Grape Variety: Merlot Cabernet

Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon, 2015

3 bottles
£16.67 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Denis Durantou is famed for his wonderful Pomerol estate, Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, but he has spread his wings to St Emilion, Lalande de Pomerol and Castillon, and it is perhaps in these communes that he has best demonstrated his Midas touch. Year after year, the likes of La Chenade and Montlandrie have topped our best value poll, and now we are seeing Saintayme and Cruzelles appearing there too. Two thirds of the final blend comes from vines planted by Denis in 2009. We've always loved Montlandrie. The clay and limestone terroir near to the windmill has enormous potential and Denis always seems to capture the essence of this plot. It is usually just on the right side of glossy; a polished, modern style, but true to its terroir. The 2015 must be one of the finest examples to date. Produced from 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Cabernet has real character giving a real sense of finesse, energy and an aromatic quality. Notes of flowers, graphite, blåbär and wild plums. There is a wonderful sappy intensity and minerality to the sumptuous palate. Vital, classical and grippy; an impressive Montlandrie!

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