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2023 Chateau Valandraud

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$119.00
SKU: SK3554607-750
Wow, this is really something. Very fruity, with dark blackberries and blueberries, as well as blood oranges. It’s full and layered with great depth of fruit and chewy, polished tannins. Turns lightly salty at the end. Power with precision. 84% merlot, 8% cabernet franc and 8% cabernet sauvignon. ~ (98) James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 4-15-2024

~ (97) Neal Martin, Vinous 4-27-2024

Inky depths to Valandraud in this vintage, well constructued, intense sweet liqourice and black chocolate, starts out threatening a more old school feel for this wine, with crème de cassis dominant and high alcohols, but it is given focus and lift as it moves through the palate, with lilting aromatics of red roses, welcome pummice stone tannins, squid ink salinity, and mouthwatering freshness. Skilful, confident, impressive. 100% new oak for ageing, Jean-Luc Thunevin owner at this 10.7ha estate (currently replanting several plots, so 6.6ha in production). 40hl/ha yield. ~ (95) Jane Anson, Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux 4-17-2024

~ (96) Antonio Galloni , Vinous 4-30-2024
SKU: SK3554607-750
COUNTRY : France
REGION : Bordeaux
PRODUCER : Chateau Valandraud
FORMAT : 750ml

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