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2005 Chateau Valandraud 750mL

Sku 024646
  • Appellation Saint Emilion
  • Country France
  • Producer Chateau Valandraud
  • Size 750 Ml
  • Varietal Bordeaux Blend
  • Vintage 2005
  • Wine Type Red
  • Product Wine Imported
$399.00
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  1. 95 Wine Spectator Notes

    Dark ruby in color, with intense aromas of blackberry, mineral and dried lavender. Full-bodied, very dense and layered, with powerful tannins. This is big and very rich. A bodybuilder. Needs time. Best after 2016. 1,330 cases made.

  2. 95 Wine Advocate Notes

    This is one of the most riveting examples of Valandraud Jean-Luc Thunevin has made over the last fifteen years. Thunevin and his partner, Murielle Andraud (who has much of the responsibility for their brilliant Margaux, Marojallia), exhibit impeccable attention to detail, resulting in an inky/blue/purple-colored 2005 Valandraud boasting a sweet nose of melted chocolate, licorice, graphite, espresso roast, and copious quantities of black cherries and blackberries. Pure, layered, and full-bodied, with gorgeous integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol, and wood, this stunning effort will be drinkable in 7-8 years, and should keep for three decades. Slightly more than 16,000 bottles were produced.

  3. 100 Vinous Notes

    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-Emilion is a prodigious effort from Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud. -Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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