Chateau Valandraud Saint-Émilion 2006 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Chateau Valandraud Saint-Émilion 2006
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Chateau Valandraud Saint-Émilion 2006

  • we91-93
  • ws92
  • wa92

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The wine is very representative of Thunevin's signature style: lush and opulent forward fruit, with a silken, smooth tannic structure.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we91-93

The wine made by Jean-Luc Thunevin, the original garage wine. Now a proper estate, with a chateau, it still follows the big, fruity model, but without the extraction of the past. Very fruity, it is also very approachable.

Roger Voss, December 31, 2009
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Shows loads of coffee and berry on the nose. Full-bodied, with soft, clean tannins. Round and wonderfully textured. Very clean and well-made. Valandraud is modern and refined. Best after 2013. 1,000 cases made.

James Suckling, March 31, 2009
Wine Advocate
  • wa92

Notes of graphite, licorice, espresso roast, chocolate, and black currant liqueur jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored wine. Full-bodied, with a layered texture, superb purity, and depth, this is always an over-achieving estate, and obviously the flagship wine of Jean-Luc Thunevin and his partner Murielle. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026.

Robert Parker, February 2009