2018 Château Montlandrie, Côtes de Castillon

Floral and lifted with lovely energy, the palate is very silky with mouthwatering salinity> this is elegant yet also with impressive depth and length. A wine that punches well above its weight: the Côtes de Castillon are the future!

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£20.08
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£120.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Côtes de Castillon, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    75% Merlot
    20% Cabernet Franc
    5% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Château Montlandrie, Côtes de Castillon

TASTING NOTES

Produced by Denis Durantou of Château L’Eglise Clinet, the 2018 Montlandrie is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon with 14.5% alcohol and is currently aging in 40% new oak. Deep purple-black in color, it features fragrant notes of lilacs, Morello cherries and blueberry compote over a core of plum preserves and woodsmoke plus a waft of underbrush. The medium to full-bodied palate is richly fruited with black and blue fruits, lifted by earthy accents and lovely freshness, finishing long and velvety textured.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(92—94)/100

This is very good quality and has beautiful complexity right off the bat - Denis Durantou's Castillon estate is pretty much always one of my value picks, although the price is rising. This takes its time, there’s a touch of reduction that clears in the glass before the layers of juicy brambly fruits come to the fore ending with a fairly delicate finish. Although the power is clearly there, he keeps a clever nuance in the flavours. 40% new oak was used.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(92)/100

This shows a really beautiful core of ripe fruit with dark chocolate and blueberries. Full body and firm, chewy tannins. Flavorful finish.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(92—93)/100

A sleeper in 2018, Montlandrie is powerful, racy and super-expressive. Succulent red cherry, raspberry, mocha, licorice and rose petals all run through this racy, polished Côtes de Castillon from Denis Durantou. Sweet floral notes add brightness in the glass. The tannins just need time to soften. Tasted two times.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2019)
(89—92)/100