92 Point Bordeaux: 2020 Chateau Montfollet Le Valentin Blaye Cotes De Bordeaux

Our Valentine’s gift to you—an amazing quality Bordeaux at an even more amazing price. Even its name says Valentin(e).

Crafted by Dominique Raimond, also known as the “man who makes Malbec sing”, the 92 points2020 Chateau Montfollet Le Valentin Blaye Cotes De Bordeaux is a blend of Merlot and Malbec. The blend creates a red that’s fresh and perfectly balanced with elegant tannins.

Raimond is the proud owner and winemaker of Château Montfollet, an outstanding family-owned artisanal winery located in the heart of Blaye and Cotes de Bourgappellations. Two of the greatest value Bordeaux wine regions. Le Valentin comes from vineyards in the Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux appellation, just across the Gironde from the Médoc. 

The vineyards are placed in an outstanding terroir on the slopes of red clay and limestone, overlooking the Gironde estuary, just in front of the prestigious Grands Crus de Margaux. The 148-acre vineyards are managed under sustainable practices and were recently certified with HEV Level 3.

Raimond is Bordeaux through and through. He was born and raised in the region and comes from a legendary winemaking family. He’s president of Châteaux Solidaires, a cooperative founded in 1937, that includes 10 properties in Côtes de Bordeaux, whose main purpose is to transmit the magic of this region to all consumers. The wines from Montfollet are carefully vinified at Châteaux Solidaires, where the winemaking area and cellar are equipped with top-notch and innovative technology, in order to produce extremely high-quality wines.

James Suckling praises the wine's “juiciness and richness” and gives an approving 92 points. It’s ready to drink now, a wine to pop open on any given weekday or on special occasions, such as Valentine’s Day. This ultra-affordable Bordeaux drinks way above its price and will wow whomever you’re sharing it with. 

BHW is Château Montfollet's exclusive importer for the Le Valentin, allowing us to offer it for 37% off and the Lowest Price Anywhere! This Bordeaux is under $22, a price you’ll love for the wine you share with your love. 

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