2019 Château Montlandrie, Côtes de Castillon

A 12ha property in one sole area, Montlandrie is a bit more showy than Denis’ other wines - reflected in the property itself - but this is a wine all about purity and silky tannins. A brilliant wine, that shouldn’t be overlooked, the value here is astonishing.

Critic score
93.25/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£18.58
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£111.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Côtes de Castillon, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2019 Château Montlandrie, Côtes de Castillon

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Montlandrie, Denis Durantou's Côtes de Castillon vineyard, was picked from 30 September with the Cabernets picked 7-10 October before maturation in 40% new oak. It has a well-defined, very focused and compelling bouquet with intense cranberry and raspberry scents laced with cedar and sous-bois. The palate is exquisite: built around a core of finely chiseled tannins, a mélange of black and red fruit with hints of liquorice and subtle briny notes on the persistent finish. This is outstanding.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)
(92—94)/100

The 2019 Montlandrie is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It comes bounding out of the glass with bright, cheerful scents of warm redcurrants, Morello cherries, wild blueberries and boysenberries with touches of lavender, red roses, cinnamon stick and cast-iron pan. Wow. I LOVE this energy on the elegantly styled, medium-bodied palate. The red and black fruit layers practically dance, intermingled with grainy (Cabernet-like) tannins and tons of freshness. It has a satisfyingly long, fragrant finish. Truly impressive!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (June 2020)
(93—95)/100

A chewy, structured red with medium body. The flavor shows blue fruit with salty, minerally undertones. It’s tannic, yet driven. Tight.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2020)
92—93/100

Cinnamon and spice box tinged pulped raspberry fruits on the nose, this has the restrained exuberance of Montlandrie in spades, where the ripe fruits are balanced step by step with fresh acidities and lip smacking salinity that speaks to the limestone soils of this estate. Cabernet Sauvignon adds a savoury touch, and overall this is yet another example of why the loss of Durantou will be felt for years.

Jane Anson, Decanter (June 2020)
93/100