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Château Valandraud 2005

£266 Incl. VAT & DP1 Bottle (75cl) |
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    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/Carménère

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    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

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