In 2008, Denis Durantou acquired this Château for which he fell in love at first sight. A splendid 12 hectare clay-limestone vineyard on the first line of the Dordogne hillside, Montlandrie is in Castillon (which it directly overlooks) the equivalent of Ausone in Saint-Émilion.
As in his other properties (L'Église-Clinet, Les Cruzelles, La Chenade...), Denis Durantou used all his know-how and perfectionism to produce a fresh and floral wine, with a crisp and juicy fruitiness. Few Bordeaux wines are as deserving of the term "vibrant wine" as Montlandrie.
Bettane & Desseauve : 91-92/100
Quarin : 92/100 « Minutieux à l'attaque, avec du ressort au milieu et un raffinement aromatique et tannique, ce vin très bien construit s'allonge en finale, délicat et incrachable. »
Galloni (Vinous) : 89-91/100 « In 2021, Montlandrie is a bit on the light side, but all the elements are nicely balanced. »
Martin (Vinous) : 89-91/100 « The palate is well structured and focused, fresh and displays well-integrated oak, though perhaps Les Cruzelles as a little more panache at this early stage. »