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Chateau Valandraud 2018

Chateau Valandraud 2018
$1,308 a case of 6 Bottles (750ML) | $218 / Unit
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    An Exceptional Premier Grand Cru Classe of Saint-Emilion

    In what was a great year for Bordeaux, the prestigious Premier Grand Cru Classe of Saint-EmilionChateau Valandraud – has produced in 2018 a vintage that will mark the history of the property.

    Spread over 8.88 hectares, the vineyard of Chateau Valandraud is planted in an exceptional clay-limestone soil on the right bank of Bordeaux. The vines are 30 years old on average.

    Fruit of a blend of Merlot (90%), Cabernet Franc (4%), Cabernet Sauvignon (3%) and Malbec (3%), the Chateau Valandraud 2018 is matured between 24 and 36 months in 100% new oak barrels.

    Unanimously acclaimed by international critics, the Chateau Valandraud 2018 ranks among the elite Grands Crus Classes of Saint-Emilion in a very good vintage for Bordeaux.

    Parker : 95-97+ / 100
    J. Suckling : 97-98 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Valandraud develops slowly from a base of warm black cherries, blackberry compote and preserved plums with a perfume of sandalwood, Indian spices, lavender, wilted roses, mocha and fruitcake plus wafts of woodsmoke and camphor. Full-bodied, the palate is rich, ripe and flamboyant with tons of opulent black and blue fruit layers, wonderfully curtailed by a firm frame of velvety tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and very seductive.
    BordeauxSaint-Emilion
    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec/Carménère

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    16.5+

    J. Suckling
    97-98

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    94-97

    Wine Spectator
    96-99

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Emilion

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Valandraud

    Classification
    1er grand cru classé "B"

    Parker
    95-97+

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

    On Special
    No

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