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Château Valandraud 2005

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All Vintages of this wine
Parker : 95 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2005 Valandraud is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc aged in new oak for 22 months. It has a very precise bouquet with fine delineation: copious blackberry, raspberry and crisp strawberry fruit, impressive mineralité with subtle marine scents lapping against the shore. The palate is very composed on the entry. It has an almost Burgundy-like texture. This is very refined and cohesive, silky smooth with a powerful and intense bravura of a finish. Perhaps the most sophisticated wine that Jean-Luc Thunévin had made at that point, it comes highly recommended and is just beginning to drink now. Tasted December 2016.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Alcohol
14

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec/Carmenère

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Conventional viticulture

J. Robinson
17

R. Gabriel
19

Wine Spectator
95

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Château Valandraud

Classification
Grand cru

Parker
95

Allergens
Contains sulphites

0