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Chateau Valandraud 1996

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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

    Dessert wine
    No

    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

    Classification
    1er grand cru classé "B"

    Parker
    89

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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