B-21 Top Recommendation
"Bordeaux vintner Denis Durantou, owner of Château L'Église Clinet in Pomerol, has passed away at age 62 after a long illness. Durantou was a well-known figure in the area, and one of a handful of winery owners who lived in Pomerol full-time. He was known for his attention to detail in the vineyards and cellars and his sharp insights on Bordeaux in general. In addition to the high-end L'Église Clinet, Durantou produced several value priced wines from other Bordeaux areas…Durantou increased his holdings by acquiring the 44-acre Château Montlandrie in Côtes de Bordeaux, Castillon, in 2009. His daughters intend to run the winery estates with the winemaking team headed by Olivier Gautrat, who has worked for the Durantou family for the past 20 years."
– Suzanne Mustacich, Wine Spectator, May 2020