Chateau Montlandrie Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

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Everything about Chateau Montlandrie Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux  wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes , wine and food pairing tips, best vintages, wine ratings , a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir. If you want to read about other important Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Montlandrie History, Overview

Montlandrie was purchased in 2009 by Denis Durantou , the owner of Chateau LEglise Clinet in Pomerol , Chateau Montlandrie dates back to the late 1800’s when the Right Bank property was founded by an Italian family. Chateau Montlandrie stands out due to the ancient stone tower located in the middle of the vineyards.

Chateau Montlandrie is the first purchase in the Cotes de Bordeaux appellation by Denis Durantou. Aside from his famous Pomerol property, he also owns vines in St. Emilion with Chateau Saintayme and in Lalande de Pomerol with Chateau Les Cruzelles and Chateau Chenade.

Chateau Montlandrie Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes , Winemaking

The 12 hectare vineyard of Chateau Montlandrie is planted to 65% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon . The addition of Cabernet Sauvignon is new to the vineyards. The first vintage to include the Cabernet Sauvignon is 2013. The terroir consists of clay and limestone soils on the plateau of Cotes de Castillon. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 6,000 vines per hectare. The terroir is similar to what you will find in many of the better St. Emilion vineyards. In fact, the elevation of the vineyards share characteristics with St. Emilion as well, with peaks that reach close to 80 meters high.

To produce the wine of Chateau Montlandrie, the wine is vinified in 15, small, temperature controlled, stainless vats that range in size from 24 hectoliters up to 82 hectoliters. This allows for plot by plot vinification as the vineyard is divided into 15 parcels. Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat. The wine is aged in 30% new, French oak barres for an average of 14 months. The average annual production of Chateau Montlandrie ranges from 2,000 cases to 2,250 cases of wine per vintage. Chateau Montlandrie made its debut with the 2009 vintage. This wine offers a lot of bang for the buck and is well worth seeking out for Bordeaux value wine seekers.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Montlandrie with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Montlandrie is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Montlandrie is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Montlandrie is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Château Montlandrie Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2015 Château Montlandrie

    1. Black cherry liqueur, licorice and spice sensations pair perfectly with the plush, round, lush-textured and long, fruit-filled finish. This wine has real character. I would not be surprised to see this get better in the bottle. A blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 14.7% alcohol with a pH of 3.62.

      91 points - Tasted
  2. 2014 Château Montlandrie

    1. 5% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a wine with a deep color coupled with floral, boysenberry and cocoa sensations. Lush, fat and sweet, this is only the second vintage for Denis Durantou in the Cotes de Castillon, yet, it’ s easy to get what he’s aiming for, with its plush, rich textures and ripe, sweet fruits. 90-91

      90 points - Tasted
  3. 2013 Château Montlandrie

    1. Oak and spicy plums, dark chocolate and red fruits combine to make a forward, fresh, medium bodied wine that will be open on release. From a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
  4. 2012 Château Montlandrie

    1. From 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, from clay and limestone soils, this wine opens with oak, licorice and dark berries and is fleshy, but dry in the finish, 85-88 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
  5. 2011 Château Montlandrie

    1. 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

      86 points - Tasted
  6. 2009 Château Montlandrie

    1. With an inviting nose of licorice, dark cocoa, black cherry liqueur and floral notes, this round, plush, forward wine is already delicious and will get even better with a few more years of age. The debut vintage for Chateau Montlandrie was produced from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. This is a great example of a Bordeaux value wine.

      90 points - Tasted