2010 Valandraud Best Wine Ever From Thunevin in St. Emilion!


2010 Valandraud St. Emilion Bordeaux wine review, tasting note and rating.

2010 Valandraud Murielle Andraud has been in charge of the wine making at the property since 2007. Each vintage has shown marked improvements over the previous year.  2010 is no exception. She is clearly on a roll! With a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14.5% alcohol. Coupled with a low pH of 3.55, the wine feels bright and fresh, with no sensation of heat. Displaying an intense, inky black, purple hue, the powerful perfume jumps from the glass with complex aromas of stone, licorice, dark berries, truffle and oak. This dense, rich, concentrated wine is filled with sexy, ripe fruit that stains your palate. Sweet boysenberry, blue fruit and licorice are sensed in the long, fresh, harmonious, sweet, ripe finish. This is most compelling wine I’ve tasted from Valandraud yet!  96-98 Pts


2010 Valandraud 3 de Valandruad While the name 3 de Valandruad  implies this is the third wine of Valandraud, it’s actually the second wine of Valandraud. The name comes from an inside joke of Jean Luc Thunevin.  Ripe dark berries, licorice supple textures, sweet black raspberry and an anise filled finish are the signatures of this wine. 89-91 Pts

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