2001 Valandraud Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • IWC 91

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2001 Valandraud is a vintage that I had tasted previously but had not impressed. Well, here it gave a totally different impression (paired blind against a... Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2001 Valandraud is a vintage that I had tasted previously but had not impressed. Well, here it gave a totally different impression (paired blind against a superb 2001 Opus One incidentally). It has a deep color with very little ageing. The bouquet offers intense black cherries, mulberry, orange rind and cedar aromas that are vigorous and very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and superb tension. The texture feels slightly chalky, almost as if from calcareous soils, and you can feel the energy towards the vivid red cherry and raspberry coulis-tinged finish. This is only just beginning to show what it can do. This is equal to the 2000 Valandraud and might actually be the better long-term bet. Tasted December 2016. - Neal Martin
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2004
Enticing black raspberry and bitter chocolate aromas. Sweet supple and broad but not at all over the top. Rich flavors of cocoa powder and spices. Today the wine's big rich chewy tannins are a bit stern but the wine's... Enticing black raspberry and bitter chocolate aromas. Sweet supple and broad but not at all over the top. Rich flavors of cocoa powder and spices. Today the wine's big rich chewy tannins are a bit stern but the wine's length is impressive.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2001