2007 Chateau Valandraud, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 12x750ml

JR16.5RP92VM91

HK$13,389 / Case

2 Available

UK Stock: ETA to HK address 10-16 weeks (air)
SKU: LXSIB101598420071200750 Categories: , ,
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Robert Parker – 92

Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2007 Valandraud was a big surprise given that this is supposed to be an off-vintage. It has a rounded and opulent bouquet, especially considering the growing season, with quite precocious kirsch, mulberry and cassis scents interlaced with cigar box and smoke aromas. You ask yourself whether there is any Cabernet Franc here and the answer is none – the 2007 is 100% Merlot. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation, precise and elegant with wild strawberry and raspberry fruit that is seamlessly integrated with the oak. Considering this is a 2007, this is just a beautifully crafted wine that is probably à point, though shows absolutely no sign of any decline. Tasted December 2016. [Neal Martin, 28/09/2017]

Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030

Vinous – 91

Bright, full ruby-red. Aromas of black raspberry, cola and espresso are complemented by sexy oak. At once sweet and nicely delineated, with attractive blackberry fruit of moderate complexity. Finishes with a whiplash of flavor, but then the firm-edged, oak-driven tannins kick in. [Stephen Tanzer, 07/01/2010]

JancisRobinson.com – 16.5

Jean-Luc Thunevin’s flagship. Quite thick on the nose. Difficult for the aromas to escape. A definite attempt to produce a cool, sleek wine as opposed to a heavy rich one. Pretty tough tannins on the finish though – very drying and tarry. Big, round supple start and then super-chewy. Ambitious but not desperately exciting or lifted. No kosher cuvée of 2007 shown. [21/04/2008]

Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020

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