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Virginie de Valandraud

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2023
93
Flowers, lemons, grapefruit, vanilla, green apples, and orange rind scents pop in the perfume. Bright, fresh, and juicy, with a brisk, yellow citrus, and pineapple, finish, this is going to be great on release for all of its fruit, and freshness. The wine blends 70% Sauvignon Blanc, with 30% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2031. 93 Pts.

Flowers, lemons, grapefruit, vanilla, green apples, and orange rind scents pop in the perfume. Bright, fresh, and juicy, with a brisk, yellow citrus, and pineapple, finish, this is going to be great on release for all of its fruit, and freshness. The wine blends 70% Sauvignon Blanc, with 30% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2031. 93 Pts.

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2022
93
Flowers, black cherries, licorice, plums, cherries, and blackberries open the nose. The palate is even better with its elegant nature, layers of sweet, black and red pit fruits, energy, and vibrant endnotes with its sweetness in the fruits and gentle, refreshing note of mint on the backend. The wine blends 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.14.5% ABV, 3.7 pH. Drink from 2025-2042. 92-94 Pts.

Flowers, black cherries, licorice, plums, cherries, and blackberries open the nose. The palate is even better with its elegant nature, layers of sweet, black and red pit fruits, energy, and vibrant endnotes with its sweetness in the fruits and gentle, refreshing note of mint on the backend. The wine blends 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.14.5% ABV, 3.7 pH. Drink from 2025-2042. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
93
Spring flowers, lemon rind, vanilla, white peach, honeysuckle and green apples fill the nose. The palate is fresh, fruity, and loaded with sweet yellow citrus, a gentle touch of herbs, and licorice that enters at the end of the finish. The wine blends 55% Semillon with 45% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2025-2031. 93-93 Pts.

Spring flowers, lemon rind, vanilla, white peach, honeysuckle and green apples fill the nose. The palate is fresh, fruity, and loaded with sweet yellow citrus, a gentle touch of herbs, and licorice that enters at the end of the finish. The wine blends 55% Semillon with 45% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2025-2031. 93-93 Pts.

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2021
93
A bit oaky at the moment, the wine needs some time to better integrate allowing you to get all the sweet, ripe, dark cherries, plums, flowers, licorice and chocolate in the nose and palate that the wine offers. The finish is all about its lush, creamy, essences of black cherries and plums. Drink from 2024-2033.

A bit oaky at the moment, the wine needs some time to better integrate allowing you to get all the sweet, ripe, dark cherries, plums, flowers, licorice and chocolate in the nose and palate that the wine offers. The finish is all about its lush, creamy, essences of black cherries and plums. Drink from 2024-2033.

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Medium-bodied, soft, silky and sweet and polished with a core of plummy, dark cherry fruits, chocolate and licorice, along with a minty edge. You can enjoy this early, or age it as well. You can drink this young, or age it for 3-5 years and enjoy it over the following decade. The wine blends 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2023-2036. 91-93

Medium-bodied, soft, silky and sweet and polished with a core of plummy, dark cherry fruits, chocolate and licorice, along with a minty edge. You can enjoy this early, or age it as well. You can drink this young, or age it for 3-5 years and enjoy it over the following decade. The wine blends 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2023-2036. 91-93

2,769 Views   Tasted
2021
92
Flowers, yellow citrus, lemon grass, white peach, spice and grapefruit pop on the nose. On the palate, the wine is even better with all of its juicy, sweet freshness, racy lemons and fresh pomelo with just a touch of spice in the finish Drink from 2023-2032. 92-92

Flowers, yellow citrus, lemon grass, white peach, spice and grapefruit pop on the nose. On the palate, the wine is even better with all of its juicy, sweet freshness, racy lemons and fresh pomelo with just a touch of spice in the finish Drink from 2023-2032. 92-92

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2020
92
Loads of flowers, white peach, citrus rind, and green apples pop in the nose and palate here. The wine is fresh, lively, and ready to go. Drink from 2023-2029.

Loads of flowers, white peach, citrus rind, and green apples pop in the nose and palate here. The wine is fresh, lively, and ready to go. Drink from 2023-2029.

2,899 Views   Tasted
2020
92
Crushed rocks, licorice, black plums, smoke, espresso, truffle, and flowers create the nose. The palate is rich, full-bodied, supple, and packed with waves of sweet, creamy, black, and dark red fruits finishing with a blast of milk chocolate and spice. With length and intensity, it is hard to believe this is a second wine. Drink from 2024-2033.

Crushed rocks, licorice, black plums, smoke, espresso, truffle, and flowers create the nose. The palate is rich, full-bodied, supple, and packed with waves of sweet, creamy, black, and dark red fruits finishing with a blast of milk chocolate and spice. With length and intensity, it is hard to believe this is a second wine. Drink from 2024-2033.

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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

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

3,969 Views   Tasted
2019
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

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

4,303 Views   Tasted
2019
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

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

4,381 Views   Tasted
2018
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.

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.

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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.

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.

3,368 Views   Tasted
2018
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.

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.

3,911 Views   Tasted
2017
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.

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.

3,132 Views   Tasted
2017
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.

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.

1,750 Views   Tasted
2016
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.

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.

4,064 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

4,452 Views   Tasted
2016
90
Loads of yellow citrus, honeysuckle and lemon peel. Sweet, round and open, with juicy, fresh citrus in the nose and on the palate.

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

1,713 Views   Tasted
2015
91
Luscious, ripe fruits, supple textures and a blast of rich, juicy, sweet plums and oak get your attention and hold it there.

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

3,120 Views   Tasted
2014
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

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

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

2,710 Views   Tasted
2012
89
Oak, vanilla and red with black fruits, round textures, this wine is tannic with some dryness in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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

5,891 Views   Tasted
2011
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

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

3,603 Views   Tasted
2009
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.

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.

5,202 Views   Tasted
2008
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

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

4,836 Views   Tasted