2011 Ch Montlandrie Côtes de Castillon

Ch Montlandrie Côtes de Castillon
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Montlandrie
Region
Bordeaux, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2016-2026
Case Size
12x75cl
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2011 Ch Montlandrie Côtes de Castillon
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Montlandrie
Region
Bordeaux, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2016-2026
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£123.22 (Ex. VAT)

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(2 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2012, Score: 89-92

Ch Montlandrie was bought and introduced to the market by Dénis Durantou of Eglise Clinet in 2009. St Emilion in style, this is produced from 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. On the palate the Merlot shines through with its plump blueberry and polish. Super velvety this finishes on chocolate notes.

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Producer

Château Montlandrie

Denis Durantou, the man behind the exceptional wines and reputation of Ch ‘Eglise Clinet in Pomerol, has branched out and is also responsible for Montlandrie, Cruzelles and La Chenade in the surrounding areas. He balances a belief in tradition and hard work with an openness to innovation, ensuring his wines are always of the highest quality.

Region

Bordeaux, Red Bordeaux

When the Romans first planted a few vines on the limestone outcrops of St Emilion in the early years of the first century, and tasted what was, by all accounts, rather thin, bitter wine, they can hardly have imagined that the region's greatest red wines would become the most sought afterfine wines in the world. From the days in the seventeenth century when the then owners of Ch Haut Brion, the de Pontac family, became the first to export to the UK, selling their wine in their own tavern, the Pontac's Head, red Bordeaux or claret has been the Englishman's favourite. The wines of the 1855 Classification are merely the tip of the iceberg. Bordeaux AC accounts for about half of all wine produced in the area, from vineyards outside the regional or communal appelations and often blended by the negociant houses. Simpler beasts these although still clearly related to their more illustrious cousins - relatively light and fresh, full of fruit, with soft tannins making for delicious, and good value, early drinking.

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