Virginie de Valandraud

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1162 ratings
9.119 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's wine is another Right Bank gem. This is the second wine from Chateau Valandraud the 2009 Virginie de Valandraud. A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc from Jean-Luc Thunevin.

The nose brings wonderful notes of black plum, black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, cedar, licorice, spice, smoke and black earth.

On the palate there a notes of bbn lack cherry, black plum, blackberry, green bell pepper, kitsch, coffee, a pleasant oak, violet and earth.

The wine is full bodied that has a smooth velvety mouth feel with medium+ acidity and medium+ sandy tannin that leads right to a long dark fruit finish. The weekend has wonderful wines in store so stay safe and enjoy yourselves. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight's wine is another Right Bank gem. This is the second wine from Chateau Valandraud the 2009 Virginie de Valandraud. A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc from Jean-Luc Thunevin.

The nose brings wonderful notes of black plum, black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, cedar, licorice, spice, smoke and black earth.

On the palate there a notes of bbn lack cherry, black plum, blackberry, green bell pepper, kitsch, coffee, a pleasant oak, violet and earth.

The wine is full bodied that has a smooth velvety mouth feel with medium+ acidity and medium+ sandy tannin that leads right to a long dark fruit finish. The weekend has wonderful wines in store so stay safe and enjoy yourselves. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Aug 4th, 2019
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.6

Good fruit out of the bottle. Pleasant sipper

Good fruit out of the bottle. Pleasant sipper

Feb 3rd, 2018
Aaron Means

Feels like it was picked too ripe but good nevertheless.

Feels like it was picked too ripe but good nevertheless.

1 person found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Medium garnet red with bricking on the edges. Layered nose developing some secondary characteristics with leaves, dried cigar box, dried cherries, spices and some dark berries. Medium and smooth tannins (6.5/10) with a full body. Elegant and feminine start with floral characteristics, dark spices and dried black cherries. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2026.

Medium garnet red with bricking on the edges. Layered nose developing some secondary characteristics with leaves, dried cigar box, dried cherries, spices and some dark berries. Medium and smooth tannins (6.5/10) with a full body. Elegant and feminine start with floral characteristics, dark spices and dried black cherries. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2026.

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2017
Diabolus In Vino

💸💸 Beautiful froots. Mmmmmerlot. 😋

💸💸 Beautiful froots. Mmmmmerlot. 😋

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2016
Michel Goubly

2007 Good start, medium bodied, missing something at the end, 21€

2007 Good start, medium bodied, missing something at the end, 21€

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2014
Wendy Narby

Drinking very nicely now, the underrated 2011 are coming into their own

Drinking very nicely now, the underrated 2011 are coming into their own

Aug 24th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.1

Opulent and fruit forward with toasty, chocolatey oak framing this medium(+)-bodied and generous offering. Drink very well, but lacks a sincere structure. Sexy and accessible.

Opulent and fruit forward with toasty, chocolatey oak framing this medium(+)-bodied and generous offering. Drink very well, but lacks a sincere structure. Sexy and accessible.

Feb 8th, 2016
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

8.8

Very nice - cherry, aromatic wood, sassafras, earth. Fine grained tannins are mostly resolved. Drink.

Very nice - cherry, aromatic wood, sassafras, earth. Fine grained tannins are mostly resolved. Drink.

Nov 19th, 2015
Mike Kerr

Needed loads of time to open up and still did not blow me away

Needed loads of time to open up and still did not blow me away

Nov 29th, 2013