Tonight I have opened the Right Bank 2015 Château Montlandrie Castillon Cótes de Bordeaux. The winemaker is the owner Denis Durantou with a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
With an expressive nose of black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, licorice, violets, menthol and crushed gravel.
On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, black pepper, licorice, bakers chocolate and graphite.
The is a voluptuous medium to full bodied velvety smooth wine with medium + acidity and medium + fine grippy mouth coating tannins that lead to a long clean fresh finish. Enjoy your weekend and while doing so please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 3 months ago
The finish to opening night always results in either new or old world Cabernet. 2019 is no exception!
The nose reveals, ripe, ruby, slightly stewed & candied fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, blueberries, baked rhubarb, strawberries and dry cranberries. Dark & milk chocolate, mocha, caramel, light vanilla, anise, dry crushed rocks, dark rich, moist soil, steeped tea leaves, dark fruit cola/liqueur, mint, dry herbaceous, bay leaf with fresh, dark, red, blue flowers with violets and hints of lavender.
The body is full and lush. Tannins are well resolved, dark, tarry soft and still has 5-7 plus years of life ahead. The structure, tension, length and balance have hit harmony. She’s an elegant beauty. Ripe, ruby, slightly stewed & candied fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, blueberries, baked rhubarb, Thompson raisins, strawberries and dry cranberries. Dark & milk chocolate, mocha, salted caramel, light vanilla, anise, medium, dark spice, dry underbrush, dry crushed rocks, used expresso grounds, cognac notes, brunt creme brûlée, dark rich, moist soil, limestone, volcanic minerals, steeped tea leaves, dark fruit cola/liqueur, mint, dry herbaceous, bay leaf with fresh, dark, red, blue flowers with violets and hints of lavender. The acidity is excellent. The finish is, elegant, polished, well balanced, harmony fruit & earth, polish and persists on and on.
The right 20 year old BV Tapestries are such a pleasure to sip!
Photos of, night shot of our candle lit backyard, rose bushes and Sofia soaking up the late afternoon sun under our mushroom shaped Japanese Maple. — 3 months ago
Always a treat to drink legendary wines like this one. Served blind in the garden at my parents house, the settlements weren’t perfect, but still the true quality shone though. Developed dark berries, partially dried and framed by bitter chocolate notes and pronounced minerality. Great finish, broad and self confident. In a perfect spot already. — a year ago
The 2015 ‘Pritchard Hill’ Cabernet Sauvignon by Chappellet is a stunning new wine by this storied Napa winery. Sourced from their estate vineyard, the Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 22 months in new French oak prior to bottling. This bold, yet elegant wine shows very dark aromas of espresso bean, tar, cassis and anise that all collide in the glass. The palate shows off a silky texture, yielding both incredible tension and viscosity. Black cherry compote, mocha, anise, cigar ash and chocolate covered black raspberry flavors all impress on the palate. The exceedingly long finish lingers long on the palate. While exceptional in its youth, this esteemed wine will only improve with extended bottle age. Drink 2020-2040- 97 — 3 months ago
One of the world’s greats. A remember where you were when wine. It’s full and complete and symphonic, stimulating, and catalyst of imagery. Grounded sprawling Provençal herbs, white flowers fennel, and orange note. Sublime texture. Slippery, viscous, weighty, just barely verging in syrupy. Life moment for me. — 3 months ago
Pale pink in color. The nose is laced with strawberries and cream, acacia flowers and peaches. The palate leads of with a tangy acidity followed by red currant, blood orange and guava. The finish brings a plethora of minerals. Nice summer sipper! — a year ago