Denis Durantou

About Denis Durantou

Denis Durantou was a legendary figure across Bordeaux and the wider world of wine. Whilst he will be sorely missed, he is survived by his wife Marie Reilhac and daughters Alix, Noemie and Constance. Fortunately for the quality of the wines, Durantou’s right-hand man of many years, Olivier Gautrat, continues to craft the stunning range of wines leads by the formidable Château L’Eglise Client.

 

Of course, Durantou’s reputation as a genius winemaker was founded on the superb Grand Vin of Château L’Eglise Clinet. The estate, which thanks to his stewardship, finds itself alongside the likes of Pétrus and Lafleur, consistently challenges for the title of wine of the vintage from across the whole of Bordeaux.

 

However, what the Durantous have also become famed for are their incredibly good value wines from other properties within their holdings. Often regarded as some of the best value wines in Bordeaux, they are quite simply must-buy wines for their quality and value.

 

Viniculture

Château Les Cruzelles is a small property in Lalande de Pomerol just 1km from Pomerol itself. Sharing more than a few classic Pomerol characteristics, this wine always massively over-delivers given its price point. From the younger vines in Les Cruzelles’ vineyards, La Chenade is produced which again offers remarkable value for money and a different expression of the same terroir.

 

In Saint-Émilion, there is Saintayme found in the commune of Saint Etienne de Lisse with neighbours such as Ch. Valandraud just a stone’s throw away.

 

Located in the Côtes de Castillon and only added to the Durantou portfolio in 2009 is Château Montlandrie. Often besting a number of very serious St-Émilion wines in blind tastings amongst experts, it remains seriously well-priced in the line-up.

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22 Products

Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
La Chenade 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £223.67
2014

La Chenade 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91)

The 2014 La Chenade, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, has a straightforward but appealing bouquet with ample dark cherries, bergamot tea and a touch of dried flowers. The palate is medium-bodied with a tightly-knit structure. I appreciate the depth here, the focus and finesse, a wine that threatened to blossom in bottle... and it has. Given the market prices for this Lalande-de-Pomerol, Denis Durantou's 2014 comes highly recommended.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 91 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £223.67
La Chenade 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £179.27
2015

La Chenade 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (90-93)

Very fresh, with a bright mineral edge holding sway, followed by enticing blood orange and cherry flavors. The toast is moderate, relying more on freshness in the end.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 90-93 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £179.27
La Chenade 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £175.07
2017

La Chenade 2017 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (89-91)

The 2017 La Chenade, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, is terrific. Deep, powerful and savory, the 2017 packs a serious punch. A rush of cedar, licorice, smoke, dried Mediterranean herbs and underbrush adds aromatic complexity. Today, the 2017 is showing quite a bit of tannin, but time in barrel should take care of things. This is a strong showing from Denis Durantou's Lalande de Pomerol.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 89-91 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £175.07
La Chenade 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £158.87
2018

La Chenade 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

This is really delicious and fresh with lovely dark berries and purity at the same time. Medium body, fine tannins and a lovely finish.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £158.87
La Chenade 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £133.07
2019

La Chenade 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

Plenty of sweet berries with chocolate and smoke. Even coffee. It’s medium-bodied with ripe tannins. Cherries at the end.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £133.07
La Chenade 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £124.07
2020

La Chenade 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (91-92)

This is very creamy and polished with attractive blackcurrant and bitter citrus character. Medium-bodied, polished and lovely.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 6 91-92 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £124.07
Les Cruzelles 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £238.07
2015

Les Cruzelles 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (90-93)

Silky and caressing in feel, with gentle rooibos tea, blood orange and raspberry notes that move gracefully, gaining depth through the finish.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 90-93 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £238.07
Les Cruzelles 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £190.07
2016

Les Cruzelles 2016 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (90-93)

The 2016 Les Cruzelles is a more serious, structured wine than the Chenade. Beams of tannin give the wine its sense of energy and drive. Blue and purplish hued stone fruits, licorice, lavender, menthol and graphite are nicely delineated. Far from an easygoing wine, the 2016 will need a year or two in bottle to be at its best. I was not at all surprised when Denis Durantou told me he planned to give the 2016 an extra month or two in barrel. The wine will probably need all of that added time in barrel to fully come together.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 19 90-93 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £190.07
Les Cruzelles 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £195.47
2017

Les Cruzelles 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (89-91)

Blended of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Les Cruzelles opens with crushed blackcurrants and blackberry compote notions with underlying menthol, pencil lead, anise and tobacco notes plus a waft of black pepper. Medium-bodied and quite minerally in the mouth, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with persistent earthy nuances.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 89-91 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £195.47
Les Cruzelles 2018 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £229.07
2018

Les Cruzelles 2018 (3x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (91-93)

From the team of Denis Durantou, notes of cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the 2018 Château Les Cruzelles, which is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc brought up in 40% new barrels. It's medium to full-bodied, elegant, and weightless on the palate, with loads to love. I also suspect it will represent a stunning value for true wine lovers (and drinkers) out there.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 3x150cl 2 91-93 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £229.07
Les Cruzelles 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £229.07
2018

Les Cruzelles 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (91-93)

From the team of Denis Durantou, notes of cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the 2018 Château Les Cruzelles, which is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc brought up in 40% new barrels. It's medium to full-bodied, elegant, and weightless on the palate, with loads to love. I also suspect it will represent a stunning value for true wine lovers (and drinkers) out there.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 91-93 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £229.07
Les Cruzelles 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £195.47
2019

Les Cruzelles 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

This is smoky, spicy and meaty with blueberry character. It’s medium-bodied with a chewy texture and a tight, pronounced finish. Serious.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £195.47
Les Cruzelles 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £265.07
2020

Les Cruzelles 2020 (6x75cl)

Decanter (94)

Stands out from La Chenade in the vintage, with its velvet texture and a more serious sculpted feel overall. Tobacco and liquorice notes besides black cherry and raspberry fruits, good tension, serious but with Lalande-de-Pomerol unfussy appeal. 3.72pH. A yield of 38hl/ha.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £265.07
Montlandrie 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £168.47
2012

Montlandrie 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (88)

From the famous Pomerol producer and owner of L’Eglise Clinet, Denis Durantou has turned out a Castillon made from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Typical of his wines, the terrific purity, texture and overall equilibrium are flawless. Deep ruby/purple-tinged, with sweet black cherry, plum and black currant fruit, the wine has vivid purity, good acidity and ripe tannin. It is medium-bodied, opulent and best drunk over the next 5-7 years.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 8 88 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £168.47
Montlandrie 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £157.67
2017

Montlandrie 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91-93)

A blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Montlandrie gives up notes of crushed black plums, red currants and black cherries with suggestions of cigar box, yeast extract, tapenade and underbrush. Medium-bodied with a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins, it has beautiful freshness and a mineral-tinged finish.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 91-93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £157.67
Montlandrie 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £186.47
2018

Montlandrie 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92-94)

Produced by Denis Durantou of Château L’Eglise Clinet, the 2018 Montlandrie is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon with 14.5% alcohol and is currently aging in 40% new oak. Deep purple-black in color, it features fragrant notes of lilacs, Morello cherries and blueberry compote over a core of plum preserves and woodsmoke plus a waft of underbrush. The medium to full-bodied palate is richly fruited with black and blue fruits, lifted by earthy accents and lovely freshness, finishing long and velvety textured.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £186.47
Montlandrie 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £174.47
2019

Montlandrie 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93-95)

The 2019 Montlandrie is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It comes bounding out of the glass with bright, cheerful scents of warm redcurrants, Morello cherries, wild blueberries and boysenberries with touches of lavender, red roses, cinnamon stick and cast-iron pan. Wow. I LOVE this energy on the elegantly styled, medium-bodied palate. The red and black fruit layers practically dance, intermingled with grainy (Cabernet-like) tannins and tons of freshness. It has a satisfyingly long, fragrant finish. Truly impressive!
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £174.47
Montlandrie 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £160.07
2020

Montlandrie 2020 (6x75cl)

Decanter (93)

Denis Durantou estate up on the limestone plateau of Castillon, now vinified by his daughter Noémie Durantou. Deeply coloured, ruby in colour with fleshy fruit, not giving a whole lot away right now, but this is a fairly discreet vintage in many ways. The dominant impression is of a rough linen and wet stone texture that reflects its limestone soils. Width and depth as it opens in the palate, serious for now but with plenty to give. A yield of 45hl/ha. 3.6pH.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Dec 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £160.07
Saintayme 2017 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £316.66
2017

Saintayme 2017 (12x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (89-92)

Denis Durantou's 2017 Saintayme is plump and juicy in the glass. There is lovely depth to the succulent red cherry and plum fruit. Today, the oak does not feel fully integrated because the malos were late and, consequently, the wine went into barrel a bit later than normal. That should not be an issue in time, but it does penalize the wine a bit in the early going. As always, Saintayme is 100% Merlot. Tasted two times.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 89-92 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £316.66
Saintayme 2018 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £220.54
2018

Saintayme 2018 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

This is very perfumed with a firm and solid, stony tannin structure. Lovely, linear line through this. Full and tight at the same time.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £220.54
Saintayme 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £134.87
2019

Saintayme 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

A red with lovely, juicy character and plenty of ripe fruit and chocolate undertones. It’s rich and layered. Flavorful. More concentration than the 2018.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £134.87
Saintayme 2020 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £350.26
2020

Saintayme 2020 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

A gorgeous red with so much black fruit and salty, mineral character. It’s medium-to full-bodied with creamy, polished tannins and a long finish. The precision and fine texture is impressive. One of the best I have had for a while.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £350.26
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
La Chenade 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £173.00
2014

La Chenade 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91)

The 2014 La Chenade, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, has a straightforward but appealing bouquet with ample dark cherries, bergamot tea and a touch of dried flowers. The palate is medium-bodied with a tightly-knit structure. I appreciate the depth here, the focus and finesse, a wine that threatened to blossom in bottle... and it has. Given the market prices for this Lalande-de-Pomerol, Denis Durantou's 2014 comes highly recommended.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 91 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £173.00
La Chenade 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £136.00
2015

La Chenade 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (90-93)

Very fresh, with a bright mineral edge holding sway, followed by enticing blood orange and cherry flavors. The toast is moderate, relying more on freshness in the end.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 90-93 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £136.00
La Chenade 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £132.50
2017

La Chenade 2017 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (89-91)

The 2017 La Chenade, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, is terrific. Deep, powerful and savory, the 2017 packs a serious punch. A rush of cedar, licorice, smoke, dried Mediterranean herbs and underbrush adds aromatic complexity. Today, the 2017 is showing quite a bit of tannin, but time in barrel should take care of things. This is a strong showing from Denis Durantou's Lalande de Pomerol.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 89-91 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £132.50
La Chenade 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £119.00
2018

La Chenade 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

This is really delicious and fresh with lovely dark berries and purity at the same time. Medium body, fine tannins and a lovely finish.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £119.00
La Chenade 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £97.50
2019

La Chenade 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

Plenty of sweet berries with chocolate and smoke. Even coffee. It’s medium-bodied with ripe tannins. Cherries at the end.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £97.50
La Chenade 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £90.00
2020

La Chenade 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (91-92)

This is very creamy and polished with attractive blackcurrant and bitter citrus character. Medium-bodied, polished and lovely.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 6 91-92 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £90.00
Les Cruzelles 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £185.00
2015

Les Cruzelles 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (90-93)

Silky and caressing in feel, with gentle rooibos tea, blood orange and raspberry notes that move gracefully, gaining depth through the finish.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 90-93 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £185.00
Les Cruzelles 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £145.00
2016

Les Cruzelles 2016 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (90-93)

The 2016 Les Cruzelles is a more serious, structured wine than the Chenade. Beams of tannin give the wine its sense of energy and drive. Blue and purplish hued stone fruits, licorice, lavender, menthol and graphite are nicely delineated. Far from an easygoing wine, the 2016 will need a year or two in bottle to be at its best. I was not at all surprised when Denis Durantou told me he planned to give the 2016 an extra month or two in barrel. The wine will probably need all of that added time in barrel to fully come together.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 19 90-93 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £145.00
Les Cruzelles 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £149.50
2017

Les Cruzelles 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (89-91)

Blended of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Les Cruzelles opens with crushed blackcurrants and blackberry compote notions with underlying menthol, pencil lead, anise and tobacco notes plus a waft of black pepper. Medium-bodied and quite minerally in the mouth, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with persistent earthy nuances.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 89-91 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £149.50
Les Cruzelles 2018 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £177.50
2018

Les Cruzelles 2018 (3x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (91-93)

From the team of Denis Durantou, notes of cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the 2018 Château Les Cruzelles, which is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc brought up in 40% new barrels. It's medium to full-bodied, elegant, and weightless on the palate, with loads to love. I also suspect it will represent a stunning value for true wine lovers (and drinkers) out there.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 3x150cl 2 91-93 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £177.50
Les Cruzelles 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £177.50
2018

Les Cruzelles 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (91-93)

From the team of Denis Durantou, notes of cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the 2018 Château Les Cruzelles, which is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc brought up in 40% new barrels. It's medium to full-bodied, elegant, and weightless on the palate, with loads to love. I also suspect it will represent a stunning value for true wine lovers (and drinkers) out there.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 91-93 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £177.50
Les Cruzelles 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £149.50
2019

Les Cruzelles 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

This is smoky, spicy and meaty with blueberry character. It’s medium-bodied with a chewy texture and a tight, pronounced finish. Serious.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £149.50
Les Cruzelles 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £207.50
2020

Les Cruzelles 2020 (6x75cl)

Decanter (94)

Stands out from La Chenade in the vintage, with its velvet texture and a more serious sculpted feel overall. Tobacco and liquorice notes besides black cherry and raspberry fruits, good tension, serious but with Lalande-de-Pomerol unfussy appeal. 3.72pH. A yield of 38hl/ha.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £207.50
Montlandrie 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £127.00
2012

Montlandrie 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (88)

From the famous Pomerol producer and owner of L’Eglise Clinet, Denis Durantou has turned out a Castillon made from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Typical of his wines, the terrific purity, texture and overall equilibrium are flawless. Deep ruby/purple-tinged, with sweet black cherry, plum and black currant fruit, the wine has vivid purity, good acidity and ripe tannin. It is medium-bodied, opulent and best drunk over the next 5-7 years.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 8 88 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £127.00
Montlandrie 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £118.00
2017

Montlandrie 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91-93)

A blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Montlandrie gives up notes of crushed black plums, red currants and black cherries with suggestions of cigar box, yeast extract, tapenade and underbrush. Medium-bodied with a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins, it has beautiful freshness and a mineral-tinged finish.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 91-93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £118.00
Montlandrie 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £142.00
2018

Montlandrie 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92-94)

Produced by Denis Durantou of Château L’Eglise Clinet, the 2018 Montlandrie is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon with 14.5% alcohol and is currently aging in 40% new oak. Deep purple-black in color, it features fragrant notes of lilacs, Morello cherries and blueberry compote over a core of plum preserves and woodsmoke plus a waft of underbrush. The medium to full-bodied palate is richly fruited with black and blue fruits, lifted by earthy accents and lovely freshness, finishing long and velvety textured.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £142.00
Montlandrie 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £132.00
2019

Montlandrie 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93-95)

The 2019 Montlandrie is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It comes bounding out of the glass with bright, cheerful scents of warm redcurrants, Morello cherries, wild blueberries and boysenberries with touches of lavender, red roses, cinnamon stick and cast-iron pan. Wow. I LOVE this energy on the elegantly styled, medium-bodied palate. The red and black fruit layers practically dance, intermingled with grainy (Cabernet-like) tannins and tons of freshness. It has a satisfyingly long, fragrant finish. Truly impressive!
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £132.00
Montlandrie 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £120.00
2020

Montlandrie 2020 (6x75cl)

Decanter (93)

Denis Durantou estate up on the limestone plateau of Castillon, now vinified by his daughter Noémie Durantou. Deeply coloured, ruby in colour with fleshy fruit, not giving a whole lot away right now, but this is a fairly discreet vintage in many ways. The dominant impression is of a rough linen and wet stone texture that reflects its limestone soils. Width and depth as it opens in the palate, serious for now but with plenty to give. A yield of 45hl/ha. 3.6pH.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Dec 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £120.00
Saintayme 2017 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £237.10
2017

Saintayme 2017 (12x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (89-92)

Denis Durantou's 2017 Saintayme is plump and juicy in the glass. There is lovely depth to the succulent red cherry and plum fruit. Today, the oak does not feel fully integrated because the malos were late and, consequently, the wine went into barrel a bit later than normal. That should not be an issue in time, but it does penalize the wine a bit in the early going. As always, Saintayme is 100% Merlot. Tasted two times.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 89-92 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £237.10
Saintayme 2018 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £157.00
2018

Saintayme 2018 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

This is very perfumed with a firm and solid, stony tannin structure. Lovely, linear line through this. Full and tight at the same time.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £157.00
Saintayme 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £99.00
2019

Saintayme 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

A red with lovely, juicy character and plenty of ripe fruit and chocolate undertones. It’s rich and layered. Flavorful. More concentration than the 2018.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £99.00
Saintayme 2020 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £265.10
2020

Saintayme 2020 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

A gorgeous red with so much black fruit and salty, mineral character. It’s medium-to full-bodied with creamy, polished tannins and a long finish. The precision and fine texture is impressive. One of the best I have had for a while.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £265.10

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