Virginie de Valandraud St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

$49.99

...This may well be one of my favourite wines from Jean-Luc Thunevin, and this Virginie has built upon the promise it showed in barrel. It has a very refined bouquet with raspberry, iodine and glycerine – all very composed and focused, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with a lot of oak on the entry, although it is in harmony with the fruit and it remains convincingly silky and pure on the finish. Sleek and modern, but very well crafted. eRobertParker.com (Neal Martin)

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Ratings on Delectable

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

Tonight's wine is another Right Bank gem. This is the second wine from Chateau Valandraud the 2009 Virginie de Valandraud. A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc from Jean-Luc Thunevin. The nose brings wonderful notes of black plum, black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, cedar, licorice, spice, smoke and black earth. On the palate there a notes of bbn lack cherry, black plum, blackberry, green bell pepper, kitsch, coffee, a pleasant oak, violet and earth. The wine is full bodied that has a smooth velvety mouth feel with medium+ acidity and medium+ sandy tannin that leads right to a long dark fruit finish. The weekend has wonderful wines in store so stay safe and enjoy yourselves. Nostrovia!

Tonight's wine is another Right Bank gem. This is the second wine from Chateau Valandraud the 2009 Virginie de Valandraud. A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc from Jean-Luc Thunevin. The nose brings wonderful notes of black plum, black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, cedar, licorice, spice, smoke and black earth. On the palate there a notes of bbn lack cherry, black plum, blackberry, green bell pepper, kitsch, coffee, a pleasant oak, violet and earth. The wine is full bodied that has a smooth velvety mouth feel with medium+ acidity and medium+ sandy tannin that leads right to a long dark fruit finish. The weekend has wonderful wines in store so stay safe and enjoy yourselves. Nostrovia!

9.2

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Medium garnet red with bricking on the edges. Layered nose developing some secondary characteristics with leaves, dried cigar box, dried cherries, spices and some dark berries. Medium and smooth tannins (6.5/10) with a full body. Elegant and feminine start with floral characteristics, dark spices and dried black cherries. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2026.

Medium garnet red with bricking on the edges. Layered nose developing some secondary characteristics with leaves, dried cigar box, dried cherries, spices and some dark berries. Medium and smooth tannins (6.5/10) with a full body. Elegant and feminine start with floral characteristics, dark spices and dried black cherries. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2026.

9.3

Andre Barake

Heading to its prime years, fruity and potent Merlot, I recommend it.

Heading to its prime years, fruity and potent Merlot, I recommend it.

9.2

Justin Brilman

Excellent QPR.

Excellent QPR.

9.0

Dario Tolone

great deep nose. fresh, fruiti pepper-notes... bit short.

great deep nose. fresh, fruiti pepper-notes... bit short.

9.1

JBo

Thin but thick-skinned wisdom. Balance with soft blooms of plum.

Thin but thick-skinned wisdom. Balance with soft blooms of plum.

9.1

Jeroen Koenen

Plush, broad, sexy and succulent, performing brilliantly right from the get-go. Excellent QPR!

Plush, broad, sexy and succulent, performing brilliantly right from the get-go. Excellent QPR!

9.3

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