About the Wine
This is it. We found our best value Bordeaux of the year. This is the wine you want to drink any day of the week or share with your friends on a special occasion. Amazing quality at an even more amazing price. This is our Valentine. A BHW-exclusive import. A Bordeaux little gem that you won't find anywhere else.
The 2020 vintage blends Merlot with a subtle touch of Malbec, resulting in a fresh, perfectly balanced wine with elegant tannins.
Dominique Raimond, also known as the “man who makes Malbec sing”, is the proud owner and winemaker of Château Montfollet. This outstanding family-owned artisanal winery is located in the heart of Blaye and Cotes de Bourg appellations. Two of the greatest value Bordeaux wine regions. 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.
Dominique, born and raised in Bordeaux, comes from a legendary family of vignerons. He’s an emblematic and very well-known winemaker in the region, and 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.
Little by little, the family name Raimond has gained a recognized position in Bordeaux’s wine industry, and today, his wines from Château Montfollet and Puy d’Amour have achieved global recognition and high accolades among some of the most important wine critics in the world.
Aging: 12 months in French oak, new and 1st used barrels.
Tasting Notes: 70% Merlot, 30% Malbec. A deep garnet-red wine with purple tint, aromas of jammy black fruits, and subtle touches of vanilla and spices. A rich mouth, full and delicate: a blend of fruits, toast, and licorice. Pop this wine any given weekday or on special occasions.
This is tight and fine-tannin, providing a fine line running through the center palate. It’s medium-to-full-bodied with juiciness and richness. Some wet earth at the end. ~91-92 James Suckling.
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