2011 Montlandrie 75CL
A thrilling offering from proprietor Denis Durantou (who also owns Pomerol’s l’Eglise-Clinet), this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc is a surprisingly large-scaled Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon revealing a dense ruby/purple color as well as lots of sweet mulberry, kirsch, black currant, licorice, spring flower, and graphite notes.
Medium to full-bodied as well as remarkably concentrated, this wine outperforms many of Bordeaux’s more famous names in this vintage. A stunner in quality and value, it can be enjoyed over the next 10+ years. It is a sleeper of the vintage.
Château Montlandrie is situated in Cotes de Castillon and is owned by the brilliant Denis Durantou, owner of Château L’Eglise Clinet in Pomerol as well as vines with Château Saintayme, Château Cruzelles, and Château Chenade - who purchased the property in 2009.
The vineyards are planted with a majority of Merlot (65%), then Cabernet Franc (20%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) however Cabernet Sauvignon has only been used since the 2013 vintage.
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