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    Château Valandraud

    About Château Valandraud

    The current succession of exceptional wines produced by this Premier Grand Cru Classé B is the result of something of a career pivot. Owner Jean-Luc Thunevin was a highly successful négociant in the most important fine wine region on Earth until 1989, when he purchased a small 0.6-hectare plot of land close to Château Pavie Macquin with his wife Murielle Andraud. This was followed by another 1.6-hectare plot further East to forge Château Valandraud - a contraction of “Val”, from Vallon de Fongaban where the vines are planted, and of course Murielle’s surname “Andraud”.

    Valandraud is an estate that has had to work very hard indeed for its fabulous success. With almost no capital to spend on facilities in the early vintages, Murielle crafted barely 100 cases of wine from their 2.2 hectares in a borrowed garage – this was the original “garagiste” wine!

    Things have changed dramatically over the past decades, and Château Valandraud has expanded in both its vineyard holdings and winemaking facilities. Today, 9 hectares are planted with 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec. With no imperious castle designating their base of operations on their behalf, Jean-Luc and Murielle were free to purchase only the best, wherever that may have been dotted across the appellation. As a result, the estate encompasses a huge variety of Right-Bank terroirs, from thick clay to hard limestone. 

    Branded by the powers that be in the 1990s as something of an enfant terrible, Jean-Luc retains an air of rebellion that pervades the style of his and his wife’s wines to this day. Rallying against the monolithic, austere wines of Bordeaux which, one assumes, he had himself been finding hard to sell as a négociant, from the very first vintage it was clear that Valandraud would be in the vanguard of fresher, riper and more approachable Bordeaux full of life and character. As certain as night follows day, style changes and this deeply concentrated yet the generous style is the norm and Valandraud has ascended to its rightful place in the official St-Émilion classification system.

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    19 Products

    Prices: In Bond Inc. TAX
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Valandraud 1998 (12x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €3,248.09
    1998

    Valandraud 1998 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (95)

    The 1998 Valandraud was poured blind and repeated previous showings. It has what might be termed a blockbuster nose, a phrase that does not really appeal to me...it is just very opulent with telltale signs of liquorish and tobacco. The palate is very well balanced and just as I discerned before, you could almost imagine it being a Left Bank in terms of flavour profile, were it not for its plush texture on the finish. Jean-Luc Thunevin made a helluva wine in this year and at 20 years it is still going strong. Tasted in London at a private lunch.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,248.09
    Valandraud 2002 (2x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €402.35
    2002

    Valandraud 2002 (2x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (94)

    This has a solid core of fruit, with a very tannic structure. Blockbuster. Full-bodied, and chewy. A bit austere, but very impressive. Right at 92 for me. Wait and see if it is really great, but I am impressed. Jean-Luc Thunevin put a lot of sweat into his wine. Score range: 92-94
    coming from private cellar as per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 94 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €402.35
    Valandraud 2003 (2x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €425.15
    2003

    Valandraud 2003 (2x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (92-94)

    A pretty wine, with blackberry, cherry and chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine-grained tannins and a sweet tannic finish. Very well done. Some say its too new wave, but I like it. Score range: 92-94
    coming from private cellar as per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 92-94 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €425.15
    Valandraud 2005 (12x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €4,436.09
    2005

    Valandraud 2005 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    The 2005 Valandraud is off the charts. Easily one of the wines of the vintage, the 2005 Valandraud possesses tremendous richness from start to finish. Moreover, it has aged exquisitely. Inky red fruit, iron, smoke, dried herbs, menthol, licorice and blood orange infuse the 2005 with striking layers of nuance to play off all that unctuous fruit. This full-throttle Saint-Émilion is a prodigious effort from Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €4,436.09
    Valandraud 2008 (12x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €1,766.09
    2008

    Valandraud 2008 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (94)

    Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2008 Valandraud is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc matured in new oak for 24 months. It put in a quite brilliant performance (here paired against the 2008 Trotanoy). It has a boisterous, bravura of a nose with outstanding vigor and clarity: red cherries and boysenberry fruit, graphite and traces of wet limestone. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, beautiful pure black cherry and raspberry fruit with a faint touch of orange sorbet. Seamless in texture with a refined and silky smooth finish, this is drinking beautifully now but will clearly age for another two decades. This is outstanding for the vintage. Tasted December 2016.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,766.09
    Valandraud 2010 (12x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €4,166.09
    2010

    Valandraud 2010 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97)

    Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Valandraud comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant blueberry compote, Black Forest cake and plum preserves notions, plus hints of underbrush, camphor and licorice. Full-bodied, rich and seductive, it has a gorgeous velvety texture and great freshness supporting the decadent fruit through the long, energetic finish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €4,166.09
    Valandraud 2012 (12x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €1,628.09
    2012

    Valandraud 2012 (12x75cl)

    Jeff Leve (94-96)

    Murielle Andraud has been in charge of the Bordeaux winemaking at the property since 2007. She is clearly on a roll! One of the deepest colored wines of the vintage, truffle, spicy oak, chocolate and black raspberry jam notes are impossible not to notice. Lush, rich and sexy with an opulent, flashy personality, this is one of the top wines from St. Emilion in 2012. 94-96 Pts
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94-96 (JL) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,628.09
    Valandraud 2014 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €963.44
    2014

    Valandraud 2014 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (95)

    The 2014 Valandraud is laced with dark cherry compote, spice, new leather and chocolate notes. In 2014, Valandraud is marked by a super-appealing combination of intense dark fruit and fresher, more floral-driven nuances that beautifully express the freshness of the year. The 2014 is a wonderfully complete Valandraud to drink over the next 10-15 years, perhaps longer.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 50 95 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €963.44
    Valandraud 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €904.64
    2016

    Valandraud 2016 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

    Including 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Merlot-dominated 2016 Château Valandraud is a brilliant example of this cuvée that should match or exceed the incredible 2015 at maturity. Brought up all in new oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful bouquet of crème de cassis, graphite, smoked earth, and hints of earth. Possessing full-bodied richness, thrilling purity of fruit, ripe tannins, and just about perfect balance, it's another tour de force from the incredibly talented Jean-Luc Thunevin. It's slightly more elegant than the L'Interdit de Valandraud cuvée and will benefit from short-term cellaring and cruise for two decades or more.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €904.64
    Valandraud 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €1,070.24
    2018

    Valandraud 2018 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (96-99)

    This is richly fruited, with waves of fleshy raspberry, boysenberry and red currant cruising through, inlaid with singed vanilla and apple wood notes along the way. Shows density and cut through the finish, with a tug of tobacco at the end. This is dialed up to 11.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 15 96-99 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,070.24
    Valandraud 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €824.24
    2019

    Valandraud 2019 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    The local bad boy of Bordeaux, Jean-Luc Thunevin, continues to fashion truly brilliant wines, and his 2019 is no exception. Based largely on Merlot with small amount of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2019 Château Valandraud is a deep purple-hued beauty offering up a kaleidoscope-like bouquet of black and blue fruits, scorched earth, chocolate, gravelly earth, spicy oak, and sappy flowers. Deep, rich, full-bodied, and wonderfully concentrated, it has insane purity of fruit, brilliant tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and just has everything in the right places. It's up with the top wines of the vintage and a tour de force that readers should snatch up. It shows a very different style than the sexier 2018, but it's every bit as good. It needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will evolve for 2-3 decades.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    5-6 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €824.24
    Valandraud 2020 (12x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €2,078.09
    2020

    Valandraud 2020 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (97-99)

    Winemaker Jean-Luc Thunevin has hit a home run in the vintage, and his 2020 Château Valandraud is unquestionably up with the crème de la crème out there. Made in a ripe, sexy, plush style, it brings an incredible amount of ripe black fruit, chocolate, vanilla, espresso, and leafy herb-like aromas and flavors. This carries to a full-bodied, powerful Saint-Emilion that somehow stays weightless and graceful on the palate, with moderate acidity, ripe tannins, and a great, great finish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    12-14 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 97-99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,078.09
    Valandraud 2020 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €992.24
    2020

    Valandraud 2020 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (97-99)

    Winemaker Jean-Luc Thunevin has hit a home run in the vintage, and his 2020 Château Valandraud is unquestionably up with the crème de la crème out there. Made in a ripe, sexy, plush style, it brings an incredible amount of ripe black fruit, chocolate, vanilla, espresso, and leafy herb-like aromas and flavors. This carries to a full-bodied, powerful Saint-Emilion that somehow stays weightless and graceful on the palate, with moderate acidity, ripe tannins, and a great, great finish.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €992.24
    Valandraud 2021 (12x75cl)

    €1,435 - €1,722

    2021

    Valandraud 2021 (12x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (96)

    One of the most successful wines of the vintage. Welcoming aromatics, carefully handled, creamy raspberry and blackberry fruits, gentle toasted pine nuts and cigar box smoke. You still get the lemongrass, slate tannins and acidites that are so signature to 2021, but also a sense of pull-and-push movement of the fleshy but fresh fruits through the palate, and hidden power. Good stuff. This is a vintage where you need the warm hug of a softly smoked oak barrel, and Thunevin knows how to administer it. 29hl/h yield, 3.5ph.

    Bordeaux 12x75cl - 96 (JA) Read Review/Description

    €1,435 - €1,722

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Valandraud 2021 (6x75cl)

    €1,435 - €1,722

    2021

    Valandraud 2021 (6x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (96)

    One of the most successful wines of the vintage. Welcoming aromatics, carefully handled, creamy raspberry and blackberry fruits, gentle toasted pine nuts and cigar box smoke. You still get the lemongrass, slate tannins and acidites that are so signature to 2021, but also a sense of pull-and-push movement of the fleshy but fresh fruits through the palate, and hidden power. Good stuff. This is a vintage where you need the warm hug of a softly smoked oak barrel, and Thunevin knows how to administer it. 29hl/h yield, 3.5ph.

    Bordeaux 6x75cl - 96 (JA) Read Review/Description

    €1,435 - €1,722

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Valandraud Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €505.04
    2019

    Valandraud Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (95-97)

    Another brilliant white from Jean-Luc Thunevin, the 2019 Château Valandraud Blanc has a stunning array of pineapple and melon fruit as well as complex notes of spice, white flowers, and a chalky, earthy mineral character. It's beautifully balanced, full-bodied, has integrated acidity, and a great, great finish. I'd put it up with the top whites in the vintage.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    4-5 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-97 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €505.04
    Valandraud Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)

    €343 - €412

    2021

    Valandraud Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (96)

    Full of pleasure, this is flesh on flesh with just the right amount of restraint. White peach, pear, textured, supple, saline, pared back and juicy, Valandraud has over-delivered in both colours in this vintage. September 7-20, 80% new oak, 20% jars.

    Bordeaux 6x75cl - 96 (JA) Read Review/Description

    €343 - €412

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Virginie de Valandraud 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €418.87
    2016

    Virginie de Valandraud 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (93)

    The 2016 Virginie de Valandraud is well defined and focused on the nose of blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone and rose petal aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very poised and harmonious, and supremely well-assimilated oak toward the poised, persistent finish. Superb. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €418.87
    Virginie de Valandraud 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €368.24
    2019

    Virginie de Valandraud 2019 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (93-95)

    This Merlot-dominated wine from the Valandraud vineyards is seriously structured and packed with black fruits. Its texture is full in feel, with chocolate flavors that are balanced by succulent acidity. Good for medium-term aging.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €368.24
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Valandraud 1998 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: €2,675.00
    1998

    Valandraud 1998 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (95)

    The 1998 Valandraud was poured blind and repeated previous showings. It has what might be termed a blockbuster nose, a phrase that does not really appeal to me...it is just very opulent with telltale signs of liquorish and tobacco. The palate is very well balanced and just as I discerned before, you could almost imagine it being a Left Bank in terms of flavour profile, were it not for its plush texture on the finish. Jean-Luc Thunevin made a helluva wine in this year and at 20 years it is still going strong. Tasted in London at a private lunch.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,675.00
    Valandraud 2002 (2x75cl)
    In Bond: €330.00
    2002

    Valandraud 2002 (2x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (94)

    This has a solid core of fruit, with a very tannic structure. Blockbuster. Full-bodied, and chewy. A bit austere, but very impressive. Right at 92 for me. Wait and see if it is really great, but I am impressed. Jean-Luc Thunevin put a lot of sweat into his wine. Score range: 92-94
    coming from private cellar as per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 94 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €330.00
    Valandraud 2003 (2x75cl)
    In Bond: €349.00
    2003

    Valandraud 2003 (2x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (92-94)

    A pretty wine, with blackberry, cherry and chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine-grained tannins and a sweet tannic finish. Very well done. Some say its too new wave, but I like it. Score range: 92-94
    coming from private cellar as per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 92-94 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €349.00
    Valandraud 2005 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: €3,665.00
    2005

    Valandraud 2005 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    The 2005 Valandraud is off the charts. Easily one of the wines of the vintage, the 2005 Valandraud possesses tremendous richness from start to finish. Moreover, it has aged exquisitely. Inky red fruit, iron, smoke, dried herbs, menthol, licorice and blood orange infuse the 2005 with striking layers of nuance to play off all that unctuous fruit. This full-throttle Saint-Émilion is a prodigious effort from Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,665.00
    Valandraud 2008 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: €1,440.00
    2008

    Valandraud 2008 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (94)

    Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2008 Valandraud is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc matured in new oak for 24 months. It put in a quite brilliant performance (here paired against the 2008 Trotanoy). It has a boisterous, bravura of a nose with outstanding vigor and clarity: red cherries and boysenberry fruit, graphite and traces of wet limestone. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, beautiful pure black cherry and raspberry fruit with a faint touch of orange sorbet. Seamless in texture with a refined and silky smooth finish, this is drinking beautifully now but will clearly age for another two decades. This is outstanding for the vintage. Tasted December 2016.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,440.00
    Valandraud 2010 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: €3,440.00
    2010

    Valandraud 2010 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97)

    Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Valandraud comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant blueberry compote, Black Forest cake and plum preserves notions, plus hints of underbrush, camphor and licorice. Full-bodied, rich and seductive, it has a gorgeous velvety texture and great freshness supporting the decadent fruit through the long, energetic finish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,440.00
    Valandraud 2012 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: €1,325.00
    2012

    Valandraud 2012 (12x75cl)

    Jeff Leve (94-96)

    Murielle Andraud has been in charge of the Bordeaux winemaking at the property since 2007. She is clearly on a roll! One of the deepest colored wines of the vintage, truffle, spicy oak, chocolate and black raspberry jam notes are impossible not to notice. Lush, rich and sexy with an opulent, flashy personality, this is one of the top wines from St. Emilion in 2012. 94-96 Pts
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94-96 (JL) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,325.00
    Valandraud 2014 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €787.00
    2014

    Valandraud 2014 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (95)

    The 2014 Valandraud is laced with dark cherry compote, spice, new leather and chocolate notes. In 2014, Valandraud is marked by a super-appealing combination of intense dark fruit and fresher, more floral-driven nuances that beautifully express the freshness of the year. The 2014 is a wonderfully complete Valandraud to drink over the next 10-15 years, perhaps longer.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 50 95 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: €787.00
    Valandraud 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €738.00
    2016

    Valandraud 2016 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

    Including 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Merlot-dominated 2016 Château Valandraud is a brilliant example of this cuvée that should match or exceed the incredible 2015 at maturity. Brought up all in new oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful bouquet of crème de cassis, graphite, smoked earth, and hints of earth. Possessing full-bodied richness, thrilling purity of fruit, ripe tannins, and just about perfect balance, it's another tour de force from the incredibly talented Jean-Luc Thunevin. It's slightly more elegant than the L'Interdit de Valandraud cuvée and will benefit from short-term cellaring and cruise for two decades or more.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €738.00
    Valandraud 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €876.00
    2018

    Valandraud 2018 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (96-99)

    This is richly fruited, with waves of fleshy raspberry, boysenberry and red currant cruising through, inlaid with singed vanilla and apple wood notes along the way. Shows density and cut through the finish, with a tug of tobacco at the end. This is dialed up to 11.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 15 96-99 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €876.00
    Valandraud 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €671.00
    2019

    Valandraud 2019 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    The local bad boy of Bordeaux, Jean-Luc Thunevin, continues to fashion truly brilliant wines, and his 2019 is no exception. Based largely on Merlot with small amount of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2019 Château Valandraud is a deep purple-hued beauty offering up a kaleidoscope-like bouquet of black and blue fruits, scorched earth, chocolate, gravelly earth, spicy oak, and sappy flowers. Deep, rich, full-bodied, and wonderfully concentrated, it has insane purity of fruit, brilliant tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and just has everything in the right places. It's up with the top wines of the vintage and a tour de force that readers should snatch up. It shows a very different style than the sexier 2018, but it's every bit as good. It needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will evolve for 2-3 decades.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    5-6 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €671.00
    Valandraud 2020 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: €1,700.00
    2020

    Valandraud 2020 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (97-99)

    Winemaker Jean-Luc Thunevin has hit a home run in the vintage, and his 2020 Château Valandraud is unquestionably up with the crème de la crème out there. Made in a ripe, sexy, plush style, it brings an incredible amount of ripe black fruit, chocolate, vanilla, espresso, and leafy herb-like aromas and flavors. This carries to a full-bodied, powerful Saint-Emilion that somehow stays weightless and graceful on the palate, with moderate acidity, ripe tannins, and a great, great finish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    12-14 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 97-99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,700.00
    Valandraud 2020 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €811.00
    2020

    Valandraud 2020 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (97-99)

    Winemaker Jean-Luc Thunevin has hit a home run in the vintage, and his 2020 Château Valandraud is unquestionably up with the crème de la crème out there. Made in a ripe, sexy, plush style, it brings an incredible amount of ripe black fruit, chocolate, vanilla, espresso, and leafy herb-like aromas and flavors. This carries to a full-bodied, powerful Saint-Emilion that somehow stays weightless and graceful on the palate, with moderate acidity, ripe tannins, and a great, great finish.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €811.00
    Valandraud 2021 (12x75cl)

    €1,435 - €1,722

    2021

    Valandraud 2021 (12x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (96)

    One of the most successful wines of the vintage. Welcoming aromatics, carefully handled, creamy raspberry and blackberry fruits, gentle toasted pine nuts and cigar box smoke. You still get the lemongrass, slate tannins and acidites that are so signature to 2021, but also a sense of pull-and-push movement of the fleshy but fresh fruits through the palate, and hidden power. Good stuff. This is a vintage where you need the warm hug of a softly smoked oak barrel, and Thunevin knows how to administer it. 29hl/h yield, 3.5ph.

    Bordeaux 12x75cl - 96 (JA) Read Review/Description

    €1,435 - €1,722

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Valandraud 2021 (6x75cl)

    €1,435 - €1,722

    2021

    Valandraud 2021 (6x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (96)

    One of the most successful wines of the vintage. Welcoming aromatics, carefully handled, creamy raspberry and blackberry fruits, gentle toasted pine nuts and cigar box smoke. You still get the lemongrass, slate tannins and acidites that are so signature to 2021, but also a sense of pull-and-push movement of the fleshy but fresh fruits through the palate, and hidden power. Good stuff. This is a vintage where you need the warm hug of a softly smoked oak barrel, and Thunevin knows how to administer it. 29hl/h yield, 3.5ph.

    Bordeaux 6x75cl - 96 (JA) Read Review/Description

    €1,435 - €1,722

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    Valandraud Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €405.00
    2019

    Valandraud Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (95-97)

    Another brilliant white from Jean-Luc Thunevin, the 2019 Château Valandraud Blanc has a stunning array of pineapple and melon fruit as well as complex notes of spice, white flowers, and a chalky, earthy mineral character. It's beautifully balanced, full-bodied, has integrated acidity, and a great, great finish. I'd put it up with the top whites in the vintage.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    4-5 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-97 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €405.00
    Valandraud Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)

    €343 - €412

    2021

    Valandraud Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (96)

    Full of pleasure, this is flesh on flesh with just the right amount of restraint. White peach, pear, textured, supple, saline, pared back and juicy, Valandraud has over-delivered in both colours in this vintage. September 7-20, 80% new oak, 20% jars.

    Bordeaux 6x75cl - 96 (JA) Read Review/Description

    €343 - €412

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    Virginie de Valandraud 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €333.00
    2016

    Virginie de Valandraud 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (93)

    The 2016 Virginie de Valandraud is well defined and focused on the nose of blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone and rose petal aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very poised and harmonious, and supremely well-assimilated oak toward the poised, persistent finish. Superb. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €333.00
    Virginie de Valandraud 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €291.00
    2019

    Virginie de Valandraud 2019 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (93-95)

    This Merlot-dominated wine from the Valandraud vineyards is seriously structured and packed with black fruits. Its texture is full in feel, with chocolate flavors that are balanced by succulent acidity. Good for medium-term aging.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €291.00

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