2005 Valandraud Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 97
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2005 Valandraud Bordeaux Blend

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
This may be the most prodigious wine Jean-Luc Thunevin and his partner Murielle Andraud have made to date. Inky purple to the rim at age ten, this wine’s explosive aromatics include espresso, chocolate, plum, blackberry... This may be the most prodigious wine Jean-Luc Thunevin and his partner Murielle Andraud have made to date. Inky purple to the rim at age ten, this wine’s explosive aromatics include espresso, chocolate, plum, blackberry and cassis. The oak is well-hidden behind an extravagant, full-bodied, multi-layered palate. Stunningly pure, super-intense and just beginning to move into middle adolescence, the “Bad Boy” of Bordeaux has produced a legend in 2005. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 95
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
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.