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Virginie de Valandraud

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2020 Virginie de Valandraud  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Earthy, savory, fresh and filled with fruit, the wine is ripe, bold, sweet, juicy and rich. The voluptuous layers of fruits in the finish, along with their cool touch of mint really sticks with you. You can drink this young, or age it for 3-5 years and enjoy it over the following decade. 91-93 Pts

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2019 Virginie de Valandraud Blanc  (Bordeaux) 92

White peach, pomelo, green apple and lemon rind work in harmony due to the ripe, sweetness of the fruits, round textures and the fresh acidity on the backend. This is a very good white Bordeaux wine. 92 Pts

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2019 Virginie de Valandraud  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Dark and smoky, with licorice, espresso and ripe black cherries on the nose, the wine is medium-bodied, round, soft, plush and already approachable. You can drink this young and over its first decade or so of life. 90-92 Pts

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2018 Virginie de Valandraud Blanc  (Bordeaux) 91

Bright, fresh lemons, grapefruit and a touch of yellow tropical fruit and honeysuckle combine to produce a sweet, fresh, fruity citrus oriented wine that is already delicious to drink. 91 Points

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Grapefruit, spice, apricot and lemon combine perfectly. The fruits are ripe and sweet, but it is the juicy freshness giving the wine lift that creates its character. 91 Points

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2018 Virginie de Valandraud  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Smoky with licorice and espresso overtones to go along with all the ripe fruit, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky, fresh and will be perfect to enjoy while waiting for the Grand Vin to mature. You can drink this young and over its first decade or so of life. 91 Points

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2017 Virginie de Valandraud  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Forward, softly textured and juicy, you'll find smoke, licorice and strong espresso notes, which add to the wine's nuances. You can drink this young. 88 Points

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2017 Virginie de Valandraud Blanc  (Bordeaux) 90

A skyrocket of lemon, pineapple and vanilla bean soars in the background and hits the target. Juicy and fresh, this vibrant wine is ready to go. 90 Points

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2016 Virginie de Valandraud  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

The wine shows richness, ripe black cherries, licorice and espresso. There is a depth of flavor and lushness to the texture that makes this a turn on. There is freshness and sweet, ripe dark, red fruits that leave a nice impression on the palate and in the finish. 93 Points

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Freshness is right out in front, racing the ample fruit for attention on the nose and on the palate. The wine easily sells its smoky, tobacco, licorice, dark red berry and cocoa aura. Soft tannins, sweet black plum, blackberry and a fruit-a-lious finish are the name of the game. 93 Points

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2016 Virginie de Valandraud Blanc  (Bordeaux) 90

Loads of yellow citrus, honeysuckle and lemon peel. Sweet, round and open, with juicy, fresh citrus in the nose and on the palate. 90 Points

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2015 Virginie de Valandraud  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Luscious, ripe fruits, supple textures and a blast of rich, juicy, sweet plums and oak get your attention and hold it there. 91 Points

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2014 Virginie de Valandraud  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Juicy, forward and luscious, this wine delivers a blast of sweet, ripe, round fruit with a vanilla inflection in every sniff and sip. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Virginie de Valandraud  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Oak, licorice, chocolate and cherries are followed by a medium/full-bodied, fresh blast of plum and oak. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Virginie de Valandraud  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Oak, vanilla and red with black fruits, round textures, this wine is tannic with some dryness in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2011 Virginie de Valandraud  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

An assemblage of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is aged in 100% new oak. Coffee bean, licorice and black cherry are found in this medium-bodied wine with a ripe, sweet, supple black cherry-filled finish. This will be a fun wine to drink young. 89-91 Pts

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2009 Virginie de Valandraud  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

This offers an attractive, licorice, floral, blackberry jam, coffee scented perfume, round textures and a supple, chocolate covered dark jammy berry finish. This should deliver a lot of charm early. 91 Points

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2008 Virginie de Valandraud  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

08 Virgine Valandraud, named for the daughter of Jean-Luc and Murielle Thunevin, is medium bodied with a jammy, blackberry, oak, coffee, and licorice nose. The wine has a good attack, but it trails off slightly in the finish. 90-92 Pts

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