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Chateau Valandraud 1998

$2,700 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML) | $450 / Unit
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    All Vintages of this wine
    Parker : 95 / 100
    J. Suckling : 96 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 1998 Valandraud has a sweet ripe bouquet with scents of dark berries, salted licorices, tobacco and cedar that is very intense and powerful. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. Bizarrely, it almost seems Left Bank in style with cedar and tobacco notes infusing the black fruit, the mintiness suggesting a Pauillac! I love the drive here, the focus and the slight aloofness, a wine that demands respect and is worthy of it. What a great 1998: elegant yet intense, classy yet approachable. I envisage this offering another 10-15 years of drinking pleasure. Tasted December 2016.
    BordeauxSaint-Emilion
    Alcohol
    13

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

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Conventional farming

    J. Robinson
    18,5

    J. Suckling
    96

    R. Gabriel
    19

    Wine Spectator
    93

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Emilion

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Valandraud

    Classification
    Grand cru

    Parker
    95

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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