On Sale: $23.94 (was: $34.94)*
Denis Durantou, owner of “reference point Pomerol” L’Eglise Clinet (Parker), is behind this little property in Castillon and while his Pomerol trades for $250+, today’s 2017 Montlandrie is only $23.94 - that's over 30% off the regular price and the lowest around! Simply put, this is an undervalued chateau in an undervalued vintage, and that serendipitous combo makes for a seriously savvy buy for Bordeaux fans!
2017 was “very clearly a Right Bank vintage” (Galloni), and Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux had a fantastic year on par with neighboring Saint-Emilion, thanks to its similar limestone terroir. Showing equal parts approachable, ripe fruit and lovely structure and complexity, this “extremely well done” effort (Sukcling) is a serious overachiever. A great "cellar defender" while your top-shelf Bordeaux slumbers, stock up on this one in quantity while it lasts. Cheers!
93 points, James Suckling: "Fascinating aromas of white pepper, dark berries, dark chocolate and dried flowers. Medium-bodied, tight and tannic, yet the tannins are fine and angular. Bright acidity. Shows drive and focus. Extremely well done."
92 points, Decanter: "This has great aromatics right off the bat and a creaminess to the fruit. Yet there’s still freshness delivered by menthol notes on the finish, along with tight spices. This is a young Cabernet Sauvignon that is already pulling its weight. Firm, bright, with real finesse and confidence."
*Offer publication date January 31, 2022. Pricing and availability subject to change.