Chateau Valandraud

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

9.310 ratings
9.52 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.4

wonferful elegance and truly pure fruit are framed by clever oak treatment and its flavors lifted by great freshness and an iron-like minerality. Long, juicy and refined finish. Won't last forever, but damn tasty over the next 10+ years.

wonferful elegance and truly pure fruit are framed by clever oak treatment and its flavors lifted by great freshness and an iron-like minerality. Long, juicy and refined finish. Won't last forever, but damn tasty over the next 10+ years.

Feb 17th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.6

Serious stuff with impenetrable tannins, juicy acidity and great fruit quality, still sitting in the backseat waiting to take charge. Everything in place, this needs minimum 5 years to unfold, and when it does, my score will be conservative. 95+

Serious stuff with impenetrable tannins, juicy acidity and great fruit quality, still sitting in the backseat waiting to take charge. Everything in place, this needs minimum 5 years to unfold, and when it does, my score will be conservative. 95+

Sep 20th, 2015
Alexandre Pagliano

Almost black inky robe, discreet nose of blackcurrant and very rich, dense, viscous, port like in the mouth. Not my style but differently from older years, there are no notes of surmaturite or any over the top issue with lack of acidity or flabbyness. Something has changed and this wine is much more balanced and food friendly that it has ever been. Please hold, see if the raw materials get lighter with the years. My rating might be low if the wine improves with time.

Almost black inky robe, discreet nose of blackcurrant and very rich, dense, viscous, port like in the mouth. Not my style but differently from older years, there are no notes of surmaturite or any over the top issue with lack of acidity or flabbyness. Something has changed and this wine is much more balanced and food friendly that it has ever been. Please hold, see if the raw materials get lighter with the years. My rating might be low if the wine improves with time.

Oct 24th, 2018
Stephen Pierron

"The forbidden wine" in Bordeaux. ... nothing can stop the passion of a man driven to produce one of the best wines Bordeaux can offer. Extremely enjoyable!

"The forbidden wine" in Bordeaux. ... nothing can stop the passion of a man driven to produce one of the best wines Bordeaux can offer. Extremely enjoyable!

Dec 2nd, 2017
Alaina Molinaro

Good but not great. Lacked fruit but still balanced and adequate tannins.

Good but not great. Lacked fruit but still balanced and adequate tannins.

Jun 10th, 2017
Carlos Toro

At Thunevin with owner Jean-Luc Thunevin. Very fresh and powerful. Loved it. Needs aging.

At Thunevin with owner Jean-Luc Thunevin. Very fresh and powerful. Loved it. Needs aging.

Jul 17th, 2015
Luke Kinase

Luke had this 2 years ago

Luke had this 2 years ago

Mar 4th, 2017
Maria M

Maria had this 3 years ago

Maria had this 3 years ago

Dec 30th, 2016
DAG
9.4

DAG had this 4 years ago

DAG had this 4 years ago

Dec 21st, 2015
Henry C

Henry had this 4 years ago

Henry had this 4 years ago

Oct 22nd, 2015