Region: Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
Varieties: Merlot and Cabernet Franc
91-93 Wine Advocate – "The 2015 Montlandrie is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked between September 29 and October 8, and matured in 45% new oak. This is perhaps more precocious on the nose compared to Denis Durantou’s La Chenade and Les Cruzelles 2015s, gradually revealing an attractive floral, dried rose petal/pot pourri scent as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite grippy in the mouth, the acidity nicely judged here and again, very harmonious and sensual on the finish. You could almost whisk this out of barrel and drink this now, but preferably, give it 4-5 years in bottle."
91 Vinous Media "A deep, powerful wine, the 2012 Chauvin possesses notable mid-palate volume that carries the fruit very nicely. Wild flowers mint and sweet tobacco add complexity and nuance throughout. The 2012 can be enjoyed young for its more exuberant qualities, but it should also age nicely for the better part of the next decade or so."