2020 Château Montaiguillon, Montagne-St-Emilion

Montaiguillon’s 2020 is another resounding success, continuing a string of excellent vintages at the estate. It is a deep ruby colour with notes of spiced plums, cassis and blackberries on the nose. There’s a savoury, graphite note woven through the juicy, sumptuous palate. Its rounded tannins are already integrated with the plump fruit, and the finish has a fresh, balanced length, the likes of which you’d expect from wines with much bigger price tags.

Critic score
88.5/100
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Bottle
En primeur
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£13.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
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£80.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    65% Merlot
    20% Cabernet Franc
    15% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2033
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2020 Château Montaiguillon, Montagne-St-Emilion

TASTING NOTES

Rather light with berry, some chocolate and firm tannins. Medium body. Medium finish.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)
88—89/100

The 2020 Montaiguillon has one of the appellation’s more understated bouquets, perhaps due to a little reduction that it could not shake off. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit and fine acidity, and what it lacks in length is compensated by freshness. I suspect that the aromatics will open by the time of bottling and this will end up a fine Montagne Saint-Émilion.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
(87—89100)

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