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2003 Chateau Valandraud St. Emilion

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$230.00

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WA 93
WS 93

Quick Overview

Chateau Valandraud is the fruit of an incredible amount of work done by a couple: Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud...

Product Overview

Chateau Valandraud is the fruit of an incredible amount of work done by a couple: Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud, passionated by the world of wines. Following the great success with their wine merchant business in Saint Emilion, they ambitioned to have their own vineyard and produce their own wine. A combination of traditional and modern techniques are used at every step of the production : double Guyot pruning, desuckering, thinning, green harvesting... The harvest is done manually, and lasts only a few days. It is done in a family atmosphere, with a team of around fifty people including friends, employees as well as dedicated customers. A first grape sorting is done in the vineyard in order to pick only the ripest bunches.


Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 2003
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Producer Chateau Valandraud
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St Emilion
Color Red
Country France
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Price $230.00

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 93
The home property of Jean-Luc Thunevin, the inspirational spirit for Bordeaux's garagiste movement, is Valandraud. The 2003 is a full-bodied, powerful St.-Emilion offering up notes of espresso roast, chocolate, sweet currants and cherries, and hints of minerals as well as cedar. Expressive and pure, with copious tannins lurking behind the cascade of fruit and glycerin, this wine requires 2-4 years of bottle age, and should drink well for two decades or more. -Robert Parker

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 93
Intense aromas of blackberry, chocolate and spice. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and loads of fruit. Long. Spicy and chewy. This has guts. Structured. Best after 2010. 1,000 cases made.-JS
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