Virginie De Valandraud

Virginie T. (Virginia Taittinger)

6 Six Ans Dâge Brut Champagne Blend

Unpretentious champagne that has deep late summer apricot taste with ever lasting after taste. Well partnered with Singapore‘a white pepper crab and little deep fried squids. Where are you?? — 4 months ago

Chateau Valandraud

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Nice classic old world bordeaux. Smooth. Well balanced. Yum with beef stew. — 4 months ago

Joyce Acheson
with Joyce

Ets Thunevin

Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy) Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

2015 bad boy is an excellent entry level garage wine. Red berries, back berries with silky smooth tannin. Modern Napa style from the maker of famous Valandraud. — 3 years ago

Rob, P and 10 others liked this

Thunevin

Esprit de Valandraud St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Nice St. Emilion Bordeaux, Blackberry notes drive with more subtle notes of anise and tea. — 6 months ago

Marilea Campomizzi
with Marilea

Chateau de Valandraud

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

This 98 Right Bank was polished & still youthful showing notes of raspberry, plum, leather, graphite, spice box & tobacco. — 8 months ago

Severn, Eric and 11 others liked this

Vins Fontaine

Cuvée Unique Clos de la Collarderie Cabernet Franc 1989

Belle surprise. Dîner à la maison avec Virginie et Philippe. — 2 years ago

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Réserve de la Comtesse Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Pichon Longueville estate goes back to 1688. In 1850, Virginie de Pichon Longueville, Countess de Lalande, and her two sisters inherited three-fifths of the vineyard from their father. In 1978, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing inherited the property. Nice aromas of fruit, herb & spice on this blend of of 53% Cab Sauv & 40% Merlot, adding Cab Franc & Petit Verdot. Black fruit flavors, ripe soft tannins, impressive acidity, good balance drinks well now and will cellar nicely for a few years! — 3 years ago

Shay, Ken and 10 others liked this

Virginie de Valandraud

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Dec 14, 2020. W/ Caitlin. Wine Folly tasting challenge, Bordeaux. C got this at Last Bottle. Definitely needs more time but should be beautiful in a couple years. Cedar, cherry, black fruit. Complex and well balanced. — 4 months ago

Chateau de Valandraud

3 de Valandraud St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

We had the 2003 vintage and it was possibly the best wine I have ever had. So smooth and well balanced. A woody aroma that reminded me of Christmas. — 7 months ago

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Caillez-Lemaire

Eclats Brut Champagne Blend

David T
9.2

I like to thank @Severn Goodwin for his kindness & generosity for sending this beautiful bottle of Champagne.

We shared this with friends and paired this with apple walnut vinaigrette salad last night. Complimented the salad nicely. It was a nice yin and yang balanced tug of war of food & wine.

The body is beautiful in the mouth with nice acidity. Bruised apple & pear, some apple cider, pineapple juice, lime zest & candy, white peach, easy, soft chalkiness, soft, fine, grey volcanic minerals, sea spray, brioche with spring flowers and yellow lilies. Finishes softly, elegant, nicely balanced and persists nicely.

Photos of; the house of Caillez Lemaire, bottles waiting to sold, Current 18th century family Owners - Virginie and Laurent Van Poperinghe and one of their vineyards.
— 2 years ago

Douglas, Julie and 14 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Yeah! Glad it was well received! 👍👍
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@Severn Goodwin Thanks again. 👍