1995 Valandraud Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • IWC 95
  • WA 95
  • WS 93

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IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 1998
Superb saturated dark ruby color. Knockout aromas of black raspberry smoked duck and suave smoky oak. Thick sweet and velvety in the mouth; the fruit explodes with aeration saturating those hard-to-reach places in the... Superb saturated dark ruby color. Knockout aromas of black raspberry smoked duck and suave smoky oak. Thick sweet and velvety in the mouth; the fruit explodes with aeration saturating those hard-to-reach places in the mouth. Really fabulous sweetness. A slightly roasted note suggests great ripeness (though I recall Thunevin telling me two years ago that this wine could have been even greater had he waited another few days to harvest!). Ultrasuave tannins are buried in a wave of fruit. One of the longest finishes of the vintage. Purists may argue that a wine like this cannot possible match such '95s as Latour or Margaux or Petrus for terroir character or class but few wines can match the '95 Valandraud for sheer hedonistic pleasure. 95 points
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 1995 Valandraud has a forward, fruit-driven, hedonistic bouquet with copious scents of kirsch, red plum, orange peel and blueberry with a smudge of alcohol just... Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 1995 Valandraud has a forward, fruit-driven, hedonistic bouquet with copious scents of kirsch, red plum, orange peel and blueberry with a smudge of alcohol just blurring the lines. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded and supple red fruit, nicely balanced and demonstrating more precision than the aromatics, finally reining in everything. The finish is clean and focused, quite powerful and with very good persistence, that edginess just beckoning you back for another sip. This has long been an excellent Valandraud from Jean-Luc and it will easily offer another 10-15 years of drinking pleasure. While the previous three vintages of Valandraud all punched above their weight, the 1995 is clearly a step up in quality. Tasted December 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Dark ruby color, with intense aroma of dark chocolate, blackberries and vanilla. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, delicious finish. Wonderful now but will improve with age. I have always like this wine. It... Dark ruby color, with intense aroma of dark chocolate, blackberries and vanilla. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, delicious finish. Wonderful now but will improve with age. I have always like this wine. It was the beginning of serious winemaking here.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now. – JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 1995