Chateau Montlandrie Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux 2015

Chateau Montlandrie is made with meticulous attention to detail by Denis Durantou, the genius behind one of Bordeaux’s great wines like Eglise Clinet of Pomerol, it’s an incredible wine that is an absolute steal.

Durantou takes the winemaking at Montlandrie extremely seriously. He bought the vineyard due to its geological similarities to Chateau Pavie and Tertre Roteboeuf – then replanted with vines taken from Eglise Clinet. Combine these factors with world-class winemaking in a top vintage and the result is rich and powerful Bordeaux, with excellent depth and a long, hugely impressive finish.  

Drink now - 2030

Details

Type: Red Producer: Chateau Montlandrie Appellation: Cotes du Bordeaux - Castillon Vintage: 2015 Grape: 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon Country: France Region: Bordeaux Style: Savory and classic Alcohol: 14,5% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

 (€33,33 / liter)


AWARDS AND REVIEWS

93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"The 2015 Montlandrie is another stellar wine from Denis Durantou. Dark, sumptuous and alluring, the 2015 is going to be virtually impossible to resist in its youth. The blackberry jam, graphite, savory herb, lavender, licorice and crushed rock flavors are remarkably rich and vivid in the glass.

As good as the 2015 is today, it also has tons of underlying tannin that is going to need a bit of time to resolve itself. The blend is 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon."

94 points, James Suckling
Flowers, black licorice, blackberries and minerals all rise to the surface. Transparent. Medium to full bodied, polished and ultra-fine. This is a wine guided for a long time by the owner of Pomerol’s l’Eglise Clinet. Regal. Drink now or hold.
91-93 points, Wine Advocate
The 2015 Montlandrie is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked between September 29 and October 8, and matured in 45% new oak. This is perhaps more precocious on the nose compared to Denis Durantou's La Chenade and Les Cruzelles 2015s, gradually revealing an attractive floral, dried rose petal/pot pourri scent as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite grippy in the mouth, the acidity nicely judged here and again, very harmonious and sensual on the finish. You could almost whisk this out of barrel and drink this now, but preferably, give it 4-5 years in bottle. —by Jeb Dunnuck
91 points, Wine Spectator
"A warm, inviting style, with layers of plum sauce, cassis and boysenberry preserves gliding along. Fruitcake, licorice and roasted apple wood notes form the frame, with the fruit pushing through nicely on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2025". — by James Molesworth
91 points Decanter
Owned by Denis Durantou’s (L’Eglise-Clinet). Vineyard restructured since 2009. Beautiful Merlot expression: berry fruit with a hint of chocolate. Lovely depth of fruit and tannins. Energy and depth on the palate then tannins build to a long finish.