2005 Valandraud Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WS 95
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94

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Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Dark ruby in color with intense aromas of blackberry mineral and dried lavender. Full-bodied very dense and layered with powerful tannins. This is big and very rich. A bodybuilder. Needs time. Best after 2016. 1330 cases... Dark ruby in color with intense aromas of blackberry mineral and dried lavender. Full-bodied very dense and layered with powerful tannins. This is big and very rich. A bodybuilder. Needs time. Best after 2016. 1330 cases made. -JS
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2005 Valandraud is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc aged in new oak for 22 months. It has a very precise bouquet with fine delineation: copious... Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2005 Valandraud is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc aged in new oak for 22 months. It has a very precise bouquet with fine delineation: copious blackberry, raspberry and crisp strawberry fruit, impressive mineralité with subtle marine scents lapping against the shore. The palate is very composed on the entry. It has an almost Burgundy-like texture. This is very refined and cohesive, silky smooth with a powerful and intense bravura of a finish. Perhaps the most sophisticated wine that Jean-Luc Thunévin had made at that point, it comes highly recommended and is just beginning to drink now. Tasted December 2016. - Neal Martin
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
Saturated deep ruby-red. Very complex aromas of plum mocha iron and minerals lifted by a floral topnote. Wonderfully lush and smooth in the mouth with fully ripe flavors of black raspberry currant licorice and mocha... Saturated deep ruby-red. Very complex aromas of plum mocha iron and minerals lifted by a floral topnote. Wonderfully lush and smooth in the mouth with fully ripe flavors of black raspberry currant licorice and mocha perfectly supported by ripe acidity. This boasts terrific balance and somehow manages to hide its 14.5% alcohol. Finishes impressively long with big but thoroughly ripe tannins. The pH here is a very reasonable 3.6 notes Jean-Luc Thunevin. A splendid vintage for Valandraud and likely to evolve slowly.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2005