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Chateau Valandraud Saint-Émilion 2014

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Chateau Valandraud Saint-Émilion 2014

SKU 47295


It is a pleasant surprise to discover that Jean-Luc Thunevin pioneer of garage wines can produce, at an astonishing price, a wine that is as charming as it is subtle.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Chateau Valandraud
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Wine SpectatorDelivers a gorgeous display of fruit, with boysenberry, raspberry and blackberry coulis notes that are fresh and racy, allied to a graphite spine and framed judiciously with a well-singed apple wood accent. This has a lot of coiled-up energy. Best from 2022 through 2035. 2,000 cases made. -JM

James Molesworth
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Wine AdvocateTasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2014 Valandraud is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc matured in 100% new oak for 24 months. It fulfils the great potential it showed from barrel. It offers plenty of fruit on the nose: blackberry and blueberry, very well defined and precise with neatly integrated oak. The palate has a caressing texture on the entry, great depth and purity with blueberry and black cherry notes, a hint of cassis developing towards the satin-textured, precise and almost crystalline finish. This is a beautifully crafted Saint Emilion destined to give a lot of pleasure over the years. Tasted December 2016.

Neal Martin