The picturesque, medieval town of Saint-Émilion is where you’ll find some of the finest (and most expensive) Bordeaux. Surrounding the region are four premium villages, each allowed to append their name to Saint-Emilion’s. Acclaimed critic Robert Parker says these ‘satellite’ wines are “for the true connoisseur” and it’s in Montagne that you’ll consistently find “some of the deepest, richest wines.” Here’s a charming example that boasts a gold medal from the Concours des Vins Lyon.
As with most of the wines from this storied region, Michel Coudroy’s 2014 release is Merlot dominant (with a 20% hit of Cabernet Sauvignon). A year in oak barrels imparts toasty, baking spice notes to aromas and flavors of ripe plum and earthy cassis. It’s classic Bordeaux at its best – made all the better by the fantastic 2014 vintage, which yielded “wonderfully structured and fresh red wines,” writes Wine Enthusiast.
Château Haut Langlade will really come into its own with food. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest decanting an hour before serving, then pairing it with roasted red meats – try rack of lamb, garlicky rump roast or even game meats like venison.
Limited cases imported – do hurry.