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Chateau Valandraud 1996

Bordeaux - Grand cruSaint-Emilion - Red - 12.5°
Chateau Valandraud 1996
$8,880 a case of 12 Bottles (750ML)| $740 / Unit
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Parker : 89 / 100
J. Suckling : 90 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 1996 Valandraud has quite an ostentatious bouquet with copious menthol-tinged red fruit, light peppermint notes - all atypical for this growing season. It might by a little heady but it is feels nicely focused. The palate is medium-bodied with an impressive weight in the mouth, lightly spiced red berry fruit, quite ferrous, almost Pomerol-like with a focused brown spice-tinged finish that lingers nicely in the mouth. It loses some of its harmony towards the finish, becomes loose and lacks the depth of grip of the 1995 Valandraud. There are attractive, light tobacco and white pepper notes lingering on the aftertaste. Drink over the next 4-5 years. Tasted December 2016.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Alcohol
12.5

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec/Carménère

Environment
Sustainable

J. Suckling
90

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
87

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Valandraud

On Special
No

Classification
Grand cru

Parker
89

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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