Château Montlandrie 2018
• Domaine: Château Montlandrie
• Appellation: Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
"The 2018 Montlandrie, the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux from Denis Durantou, was picked October 1-5, the Cabernet on October 8, and matured in 40% new oak. This has a limpid color in the glass. It is clean and precise on the tightly wound nose, veins of blood orange infusing the black currant and raspberry aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with mainly black fruit, grippy tannins and a citric edge. There is just a touch of new oak to be assimilated on the finish; otherwise this is a very fine Castillon." - Neal Martin, vionous.com, (November, 2019), Ratings: 90-92, Drink: 2023-2040
"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, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/23/2019, Bordeaux Issue), Ratings: 92-94
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