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2001 Valandraud Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Emilion - Red - Premier Grand Cru Classe B

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France - Bordeaux - St Emilion

Red Bordeaux Blend - Premier Grand Cru Classe B
Producer Notes

The proprietors of this estate, husband and wife team Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud, first found success as wine merchants in the St. Emilion area in the early 1980s. Their long-term goal was to own and produce wine from their own vineyards, and in 1989 they took a first step with the purchase of a small parcel in St. Emilion. They have continued to acquire miniscule plots, slowly adding... More »

JR 14
WA 94
IWC 91+?)
WS 89
Drink Dates
WA: 2007-2020 WS: 2008+
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750ml $179.95

IWC 91+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 114

($135-$153) Bright medium ruby. Enticing black raspberry and bitter chocolate aromas. Sweet, supple and broad but not at all over the top. Rich flavors of cocoa powder and spices. Today the wine's big, rich, chewy tannins are a bit stern, but the wine's length is impressive. Right-Bank Satellite Appellations and Others

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JR 14
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates

Oxidised nose. Loose and dusty and over the top on the nose and then very tough on the finish. Oak tincture.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 153
Drink Dates 2007-2020

As hard as it may be to believe, Valandraud's 2001 is better than their 2000. One of the great efforts from proprietors Murielle Andraud and Jean-Luc Thunevin, the 2001 Valandraud boasts a saturated plum/purple color as well as a sumptuously sweet nose of Varhona chocolate intertwined with espresso roast, blackberries, cherry jam, and currants. Full-bodied, opulent, voluptuously textured, pure, rich, and seriously endowed, this is a brilliant effort from Bordeaux's leading revolutionary. By the way, the kosher cuvee of this wine merits 91-92 points. It is undeniably the finest kosher wine I have ever tasted.

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WS 89
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2008+

Modern, dark red with lots of new oak and black licorice character. Full-bodied, with a medium finish. Some might find this a little overdone with the oak, but it's impressive. Turns slightly short. Not as impressive as from barrel, but very good. 1,000 cases made.

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Author dwilson
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.917%
Tasted On 03/18/2010

Clearly expensive; brimming with top-quality oak perfume. The wine itself, however, seems lighter and more elegant, which does not mesh well with the level of oak. Hopefully this is just an awkward stage.

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