2003 Valandraud Valandraud

  • Classification:
    1er Grand Cru Classe B
  • Color:
  • Appellation:
    Saint Emillion
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Carmenere
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 12
  • Stock Location:
Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 92 (May. 2006)

Impressive ruby-red color. Lively aromas of violet, mint and licorice, further lifted by a mineral component. Sweet, silky and nicely delineated, with little of the roasted aspect of the year. (The pH is a reasonable 3.7 without acidification, says Jean-Luc Thunevin.) Finishes with lovely sweetness and thickness (the wine is close to 15% alcohol), with a layer of sweet tannins saturating the palate. This would be better for a few years of patience and should last for a couple of decades.