Valandraud St-Emilion Virginie de Valandraud 2016

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Émilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
JD 94
JS 94
WA 92
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Item # 338018

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$64.95
750ml
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94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Always seen as a second wine, but actually coming from separate terroirs from the grand vin, the 2016 Virginie de Valandraud is a deep, full-bodied, opulent beauty that knocks it out of the park in 2016. It’s the equivalent of many a top wine and has huge notes of crème de cassis, black raspberries, spicy oak, and licorice. With ripe tannins, a great texture, and a sexy, pleasure-bent style that’s already impossible to resist, drink it over the coming 10-15 years. Drink: 2019-2034. (2/28/19)"

94 points James Suckling: "This is ripe and attractive with beautiful plum and dark-berry aromas that follow through to a full body, firm and medium, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Also slightly chewy at the end. Needs four to five years to soften. Try after 2023. (2/3/19)"

92 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Virginie de Valandraud offers gorgeous black cherries, mulberries and black raspberry scents with hints of star anise, violets and cumin seed. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is firmly structured with firm, velvety tannins and tons of freshness, lifting the perfumed black fruits to a long finish. Drink: 2020-2032. (Nov 2018)"
94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Always seen as a second wine, but actually coming from separate terroirs from the grand vin, the 2016 Virginie de Valandraud is a deep, full-bodied, opulent beauty that knocks it out of the park in 2016. It’s the equivalent of many a top wine and has huge notes of crème de cassis, black raspberries, spicy oak, and licorice. With ripe tannins, a great texture, and a sexy, pleasure-bent style that’s already impossible to resist, drink it over the coming 10-15 years. Drink: 2019-2034. (2/28/19)"

94 points James Suckling: "This is ripe and attractive with beautiful plum and dark-berry aromas that follow through to a full body, firm and medium, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Also slightly chewy at the end. Needs four to five years to soften. Try after 2023. (2/3/19)"

92 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Virginie de Valandraud offers gorgeous black cherries, mulberries and black raspberry scents with hints of star anise, violets and cumin seed. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is firmly structured with firm, velvety tannins and tons of freshness, lifting the perfumed black fruits to a long finish. Drink: 2020-2032. (Nov 2018)"
Product SKU 338018
Producer Valandraud
Country France
Region Bordeaux
SubRegion Right Bank
Appellation St-Émilion
Varietal Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
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