Bordeaux

2011 Montlandrie

$347.94
  • From our International Marketplace - Dispatch within 4 months. Distributed by CVBG
6 x 750ml
The Montlandrie is a blend of 75% Merlot picked from 20th until 23rd September and 25% Cabernet Franc picked between 24th and 26th September aged in 50% new oak. It has a very lifted bouquet with mulberry fruit, a touch of oyster shell and orange blossom. It unfurls nicely over five minutes, for this is certainly a sample that needs time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grip on the entry. It is a bold Cotes de Castillon wine, quite sinewy with firm grip, but it keeps it freshness from start to finish. Very fine. Tasted April 2012 Read more
Critic Reviews
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91 POINTS
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

The Montlandrie is a blend of 75% Merlot picked from 20th until 23rd September and 25% Cabernet Franc picked between 24th and 26th September aged in 50% new oak. It has a very lifted bouquet with mulberry fruit, a touch of oyster shell and orange blossom. It unfurls nicely over five minutes, for this is certainly a sample that needs time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grip on the entry. It is a bold Cotes de Castillon wine, quite sinewy with firm grip, but it keeps it freshness from start to finish. Very fine. Tasted April 2012

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90 POINTS
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

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.

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90 POINTS
James Suckling

This shows lots of blueberry and mineral character with hints of chalk. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and a polished, refined texture. Needs another two or three years to soften.

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90 POINTS
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

The succulent fleshy plum and boysenberry fruit is augmented with dark ganache hints and a smoldering tobacco note that emerges on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2021. 2,210 cases made.

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Ian D'Agata - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Good full medium red.  Aromas of red cherry, mint and black pepper, with some obvious caramel oak (this was aged in 50% new barrels).  Fat, lush and suave on entry, with layered flavors of red plum, red berries and balsamic herbs, then turns tight and peppery on the back end.  Finishes chewy and persistent, with some lingering oakiness.

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Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

From 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, planted on limestone soils and aged in 50% new oak, the wine offers oak, red berries and stone with medium body and a bright red berry finish. 85-87 Pts

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René Gabriel - WeinWisser

2015-2028 16/20

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Julia Harding MW - JancisRobinson.com

Drink 2016-2021 75% Merlot (harvested 20-23 September), 25% Cabernet Franc (24-26 September), 50% new oak. Deep inky black cherry. Purple rim. Again that red fruit on the nose but also a light graphite edge. Cool and juicy and less dry than the Amélisse though the tannins are there and there's some oak in evidence. (JH) 13.8% 16/20

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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