2017 Château Valandraud, Grand Cru St-Emilion

Plush and silky, with an opulent fruit profile and a fine oak character. Nice complexity on the palate.

Critic score
94.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£122.60
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£735.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Château Valandraud, Grand Cru St-Emilion

TASTING NOTES

Very dark, black core. Sweet and perfumed, rich in black fruit and a hint of violets supported by oak's sweet spice. Full in the mouth, compact tannins but lots of fruit at the core. Dense and generous at the same time. Needs plenty of time.

Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2018)
17+/20

Lots of beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruits here. Medium to full body, round and very polished tannins and a flavorful finish. Wet-earth undertones. Velvety mouthfeel at the end.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)
(94—95)/100