Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon
    Château Montlandrie

    Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon,



    Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon, 2018

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon, 2018

    Denis Durantou's 'entry level' wines, that is to say the wines not produced at his flagship Pomerol estate, Chateau L'Eglise Clinet are always rank amongst our 'best value' buys. Saintayme, Chenade, Cruzelles and Montlandrie offer excellent value for money. Denis describes 2018 as a 'Révolutionnaire'. It's a big change at the Durantou estates as Denis has retired from winemaking. It's been an extraordinary run with many exceptional wines, but all good things must come to an end. Montlandrie has been a particular labour of love for Denis. We remember when he bought these vines and have watched with interest as he planted his 'Ferrari' Cabernet clones and seen the quality soar. Produced from 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 possesses wonderful texture and intensity. Fine, long and detailed, there is beautiful clarity to this Montlandrie with noble flavours of cassis, gravel and violets.

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    Montlandrie 2017 is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and has a deep garnet-purple color. It has a nose of baked black plums, boysenberries, and charcoal, with hints of dried herbs and damp soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is densely packed and muscular, offering firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and earthy.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2022 - 2034
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2017 Montlandrie was picked from 20 to 26 September for the Merlot and 28 September for the Cabernets, and matured in 40% new oak. It has a small reduction on the nose at the moment, but that will disappear with bottle age. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, very silky in texture with hints of Indian and brown spices towards the elegant finish. Approachable in style, drink this over the next decade.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2020 - 2030


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    Château Montlandrie

    Château Montlandrie

    It is hard to think of anyone more charismatic or energetic in Bordeaux than the dynamic Denis Durantou. His flagship Chateau L’Eglise Clinet is regarded as Pomerol royalty, but for those who want exceptional quality and like the idea of a bargain, should fill their boots with Chenade, Saintayme, Les Cruzelles and Montlandrie. The latter is Denis’ property on the hill of Castillon.

    Castillon is a continuation of the Cote of St Emilion and this is reflected in the terroir of this 12 hectare vineyard. Clay and limestone soils and a steep southerly facing aspect provide perfect conditions. Merlot and Cabernet Franc dominate plantings (65% and 20% respectively) with 15% of Cabernet Sauvignon.

    2009 was the first vintage Denis produced and it was a roaring success. Voluptuous, silky and characterful, it was a superb debut. The 2010 reached even greater heights with clearer delineation and even more lavish fruit. Subsequent vintages have gone from strength to strength. It is extremely rare if Montlandrie does not feature in our top ten ‘best value’ picks – it is a wine we love to buy and drink for its immediate charms, but have no doubt, this is a serious, dense wine with plenty of ageing potential.

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