Peter Maude Fine Wines

2022, Château Montlandrie, CASTILLON, CÔTES DE BORDEAUX

$37 ex. GST
$42.55 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $52.73

Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

The Côtes de Castillon vineyard was very much a "labour of love" of famous Pomerol winemaker Denis Durantou of Eglise Clinet. 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Ageing in 50% new oak

The limestone soils in Castillon are naturally cooler than many parts of Bordeaux across in all vintages, and yet even here the harvest began on September 8 through to 23, highlighting the unusual conditions of the vintage. The resulting wine still reflects the site, with its salinity and grip, and waves of soft rose aromatics. Gentle, supple tannins and fruits, enjoyable and finessed, carefully calibrated given the heat of the summer. Noemie Durantou winemaker. 93 Jane Anson, Decanter.

A deep and brooding nose wafts with notes of dark cherry, hedgerow, charcoal and a hint of cherry blossom. The palate is layered and dense, structured and serious for a wine at this price. Chewy and ripe tannins frame a multi-faceted fruit core which brings together sweet red and fresh dark fruit. Driven and impressive, this expands on the finish, suggesting a great future to come. It should offer excellent value for money. 92-94 Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintnerrs, London.

The 2022 Montlandrie was picked 8-23 September and matured in 50% new oak. The Cabernet components in the blend defined the nose that leans toward the Left Bank - graphite and tobacco filtering through the dark berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth texture, white pepper and clove, quite structured for this Castillon Côte de Bordeaux with a similar sapid finish as the Les Cruzelles.  90-92 Neal Martin, Vinous.

Drinking Window: 2026 - 2039

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