Château Valandraud Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Premier Grand Cru Classé | 2015 | 750 ml.

Item #: 83173

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Primary Grape: Merlot | All Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

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Critical Acclaim

SP94+ Wine Spectator Web only – 2016

"Displays beautiful fruit from the start, with cassis, raspberry and boysenberry notes moving together seamlessly, carried by a polished structure through the caressing finish. Seriously pure." (94–97 pts.)

WE96+ Wine Enthusiast 5/1/2016

"This is a sumptuous wine, with dark tannins and powerful fruits. It is concentrated and dense, with sweet acidity, fine spice and luscious berry flavors that are framed by fine, lasting tannins." (96–98 pts.)

RP95+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 1st Apr 2016

"The 2015 Chateau Valandraud is founded upon Jean-Luc Thunevin’s ever-reliable Merlot parcels, and this year the blend is augmented with 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a glorious and damn irresistible bouquet of crème de cassis, blueberry, crushed violets and a scintilla of citrus fruit, all beautifully defined and very precise. In 2015 it is determined to put a gap between itself and the Virginie de Valandraud. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, creamy in texture but not in the slightest cloying. The acidity is well judged with layers of caressing black fruit towards a finish for which I could only deploy the word — nubile. This will be a stunning Valandraud to savor over the next couple of decades, though it will be difficult to resist temptation in its youth." (95–97 pts.)

VN93+ Vinous Apr 2016

"Deep, and beautifully layered, the 2015 Valandraud offers fabulous richness to match its seamless, alluring personality. Crème de cassis, blackberry jam, spice, licorice, menthol and lavender give the 2015 much of its unctuous feel. Silky tannins help reinforce an impression of opulence. As always, Valandraud is one of the most exotic, intense wines in Saint-Émilion, and yet, all the elements are very nicely woven together. The 2015 is 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, all fermented in barrel. Tasted two times." (93–96 pts.)

JS98+ JamesSuckling.com Friday, March 25, 2016

"A fabulous Valandraud with verve and distinction. So much bright blackberry, mineral and dark chocolate character. Full and ultra-silky textured. Powerful and balanced finish. A joy to taste. Purity. Greatest Valandraud ever. 85% merlot, 10% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon." (98–99 pts.)

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is known the world over for its exceptional wines, particularly red blends made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, among others. These Cabernets aren't typically the full-bodied Cabs you get from California, but rather medium-bodied wines that emanate elegance and sophistication.

You'll also find some refreshing Bordeaux whites and, of course, Bordeaux's famous dessert wine, Sauternes.

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France

The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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More Information
SKU83173
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameChâteau Valandraud Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
Product Location - Location-AppellationSaint-Emilion Grand Cru
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume15%
Wine/Spirit BrandChâteau Valandraud
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2015
Bin Location2
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Wine - Primary GrapeMerlot
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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