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Chateau Valandraud 2006

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    Parker : 91 / 100
    J. Suckling : 92 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2006 Valandraud was the first of two vintages that were 100% Merlot (the other being 2007). It was matured in 100% new oak for 21 months. It has a deep garnet core with just a little turbidity. The bouquet is very refined, quite forward for a 2006 with raspberry coulis, crushed strawberry, dried honey and violet scents that unfurl in the glass. That cough candy signature appears only after a few minutes aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe red berry fruit. It is not as concentrated as the 2006 Troplong Mondot poured alongside, but there are plenty of attractive, saline black fruit infused with tobacco and spice box, with just a mellow and harmonious finish. Tasted December 2016.
    BordeauxSaint-Emilion
    Alcohol
    13.5

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

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    15

    J. Suckling
    92

    R. Gabriel
    18

    Revue du Vin de France
    17,5

    Wine Spectator
    92

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Emilion

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Valandraud

    Classification
    1er grand cru classé "B"

    Parker
    91

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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