En Primeur Bordeaux 2014
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The Château Montlandrie 2014, Denis Durantou’s Côtes de Castillon vineyard, is a blend of 90% Merlot picked September 24-29 and 10% Cabernet Franc picked October 23-24. Matured in 50% new oak, it has a generous bouquet that takes its time to get going in the glass, eventually revealing blackberry and briary scents. The palate is medium-bodied with just the right amount of fleshiness here to balance the chalky tannins; mulberry and white pepper vivifying the finish. This is a subtle Montlandrie, one imbued with Durantous’s art.
Score: 89 - 91 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2016-2024
Cool and pure on the nose with direct, inky fruit. Intense with fresh blueberries, good weight leading to a creamy, even finish.
Score: - Albany Vintners
A wine with blueberry and currant character. Full body, chewy tannins and a bright finish.TIght and chewy.
Score: 89 - 90 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com
Very dark. Very sumptuous and likely to be VGV. Explosive and very vibrant.
Score: 16 - 17 JancisRobinson.com, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2018-2025
Features a lively mix of bramble, cassis bush and savory notes weaving around a core of blueberry and plum fruit. The bramble accent gives the finish solid grip.
Score: 89 - 92 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
A powerful, explosive wine, the 2014 Montlandrie boasts notable depth and intensity. Sweet black cherries, mocha, smoke, tobacco, licorice, menthol and tar burst onto the palate. There is plenty of density in the glass, but the silky tannins help balance some of the slightly rustic elements that come through from time to time. The blend is 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Score: 89 - 91 Antonio Galloni, www.vinousmedia.com