2016 Montlandrie Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 94 JD 94 DC 91 WA 91 WS 91 JL 90 VN 90
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

A wine with generosity yet, at the same time, structure with pretty, dusty tannins. Full body. Crushed stones and dried earth. Very consistent and long. Impressive. Hard to decide whether it’s better than 2015. Beautiful...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

Another one of those hidden gems from the Castillon region of Bordeaux, the 2016 Château Montlandrie is a rock star of a wine that readers should snatch up! From more clay soils (the region is mostly limestone) and with...
DC 91


Dark and bold, with plenty of fruit extract. Full, intense, lots of drive; powerful, well-managed tannins. A condensed package, merits another year in bottle.
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

Although it has the same qualitative style as Les Cruzelles or La Chenade, the 2016 Montlandrie, offers aromas of flowers, plum, graphite and menthol, as well as a more chalky texture. It’s pure, clean, long and fleshy...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, January 2019

Offers the combination of dark fruit and lively energy that is the hallmark of the vintage, with a core of plum and blackberry compote infused liberally with bramble and tobacco notes. The mouthfilling finish brings you...
JL 90

TheWineCellarInsider.com, June 2020

It is hard to find a better value Bordeaux than this. The wine is soft, forward, earthy, fresh and fruity, with lush textures and loads of sweet, ripe, lifted fruits in the finish. This is drinking great today and should...
VN 90

Vinous, August 2020

The 2016 Montlandrie has an attractive, well-defined bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, cedar and subtle figgy aromas, the oak neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins, and quite tarry in...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Cotes de Castillon
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Montlandrie is a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine showcases the artistry and expertise of the Montlandrie producer, delivering a truly remarkable tasting experience.

In the glass, the 2016 Montlandrie displays a deep, rich red color that immediately catches the eye. The nose is met with a symphony of aromas, including blackberry, raspberry, cedar, and subtle figgy notes. These fragrances intertwine seamlessly, creating an inviting bouquet that promises a memorable tasting experience.

On the palate, this wine reveals its true character. Medium-bodied with succulent tannins, the 2016 Montlandrie offers a captivating texture that is both generous and structured. It displays a unique tarry style, reminiscent of the Left Bank, and leaves a gentle grip on the saline finish. The integration of oak is masterfully executed, adding depth and complexity to the overall profile.

Renowned wine critics have been captivated by the 2016 Montlandrie. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 94 points, praising its consistency, longevity, and beautiful expression. Jeb Dunnuck similarly awarded it 94 points, highlighting its surprising power, richness, and balance. These accolades reinforce the exceptional quality of this hidden gem from the Castillon region.

With an alcohol percentage of 14.5%, the 2016 Montlandrie is built to age gracefully. While it can be enjoyed now, it is recommended to wait until after 2021 to fully appreciate its potential. However, for those seeking immediate gratification, this wine is already drinking exceptionally well.

Offering a harmonious combination of dark fruit and lively energy, the 2016 Montlandrie truly embodies the essence of its vintage. Plum and blackberry compote flavors dominate the palate, complemented by bramble and tobacco notes. The mouthfilling finish leaves a lasting impression, making it difficult to resist another sip.

Overall, the 2016 Montlandrie is a wine that impresses with its generosity, structure, and long-lasting qualities. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, this wine is sure to please even the most discerning palates.