Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon
Château Montlandrie

Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon, 2019


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2019

6x75cl

DP

£127.22



Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon, 2019

2019

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon, 2019

2019 turned out to be Denis Durantou’s swansong. He was a remarkably talented man, who always captured the vintage and at times mastered it. His 2013s are a case in point – few vignerons could reach those heights in such a drab year. His 2019s will be his last creations, his farewell gifts to the world. These are generous, beautifully textured wines, full of energy and vim. Produced from 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this must rank up there with the very best Montlandries. It is as sumptuous as the 2015, with a new level of refinement and precision. Denis was always very proud of the vineyard here and the ‘Ferrari’ clones he planted. Since 2014 they have provided a wonderful Cabernet fragrance, a high toned, more focussed and classical style than the Lalande de Pomerols. Blackcurrants, cedar, spice and bright red berries. There’s wonderful detail here, lots of mineral content, as well as a floral quality to the fruit. Bright and focussed, this finishes with purposeful tannins coated with liquorice and sweet griotte.

ABV:
14.5%
94/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

This is an excellent vintage of Montlandrie, with smoked coffee and cocoa bean, a ton of salinity, powerful blue and red fruits, super juicy on the finish. Enticing curled woodsmoke as it comes out of the glass, slate finish with a scrape of minerality. 40% new oak. Harvest September 30 to October 10.
Date Reviewed:
01/2022
93/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

A blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in 40% new oak, the 2019 Montlandrie is medium to deep garnet-purple colored. It comes barreling out of the glass with exuberant notes of plum preserves, black cherry compote, and black raspberries, plus suggestions of violets, wild sage, and crushed rocks. Full-bodied, the palate shimmies with energy, featuring ripe, rounded tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and lifted.
Date Reviewed:
05/2022
92/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2019 Montlandrie has quite an intense nose with blackberry, briary and desiccated orange peel scents, nicely delineated and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, cedar-infused black fruit, fresh and nicely structured with a quasi-Médoc finish that conveys a sense of energy. Very fine. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting.
Date Reviewed:
02/2023

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country:
France

region:
Bordeaux



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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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