2010 Valandraud Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JL 98
  • NM 96
  • WS 96
  • WA 96
  • VN 95
  • JS 95
  • WE 95
  • JR 90

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JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
(96-98 points) Murielle Andraud has been in charge of the wine making at the property since 2007. Each vintage has shown marked improvements over the previous year. 2010 is no exception. She is clearly on a roll! With a... (96-98 points) Murielle Andraud has been in charge of the wine making at the property since 2007. Each vintage has shown marked improvements over the previous year. 2010 is no exception. She is clearly on a roll! With a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc the wine reached 14.5% alcohol. Coupled with a low pH of 3.55 the wine feels bright and fresh with no sensation of heat. Displaying an intense inky black purple hue the powerful perfume jumps from the glass with complex aromas of stone licorice dark berries truffle and oak. This dense rich concentrated wine is filled with sexy ripe fruit that stains your palate. Sweet boysenberry blue fruit and licorice are sensed in the long fresh harmonious sweet ripe finish. This is most compelling wine I've tasted from Valandraud yet!
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. Jean-Luc Thunevin has hit the ball out of the park with the 2010 Valandraud. It has an alluring, beautifully defined bouquet with mineral rich black and red fruit,:... Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. Jean-Luc Thunevin has hit the ball out of the park with the 2010 Valandraud. It has an alluring, beautifully defined bouquet with mineral rich black and red fruit,: great tension, poise and focus. The palate is well balanced and succulent in the mouth with extremely well judged acidity. Somehow understated at first, but complex and sophisticated, the Valandraud is beautifully focused with a long tender finish with perfect equilibrium between dryness and sweetness. Tasted January 2014.
WS 96
Wine Spectator, March 2013
This is gorgeous, with ample mocha and licorice notes that are well-embedded into the core of lushly ripe and beguiling boysenberry, blackberry and loganberry fruit. The long finish is filled with black tea, singed spice... This is gorgeous, with ample mocha and licorice notes that are well-embedded into the core of lushly ripe and beguiling boysenberry, blackberry and loganberry fruit. The long finish is filled with black tea, singed spice and fruitcake, with captivating mouthfeel and superb length, as a singed apple wood note echoes at the very end. Displays the fruit and power of the vintage, but harnesses it at the same time. Best from 2015 through 2030. – JM
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2010 Valandraud is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc matured for 22 months in new oak (a little less than subsequent vintages). Initially it felt a... Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2010 Valandraud is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc matured for 22 months in new oak (a little less than subsequent vintages). Initially it felt a little volatile on the nose at first and took time to calm down. This is very heady and raucous, lacking the refinement of the brilliant and superior 2010 Lafleur poured alongside. The palate is very concentrated with blackcurrant pastille and blueberry, veins of cassis emerging towards the finish. Almost viscous in texture, it has immense volume and persistence. It just needs a lot more time to temper its fieriness but that will surely come in time. This is a Valandraud for those with patience. Tasted December 2016. - Neal Martin
VN 95
Vinous, August 2013
Good deep medium ruby. Slightly high-toned, kaleidoscopic nose combines crushed blueberry, black raspberry, graphite, violet and sexy oak notes of mocha and espresso. Superripe and wonderfully sweet but with harmonious... Good deep medium ruby. Slightly high-toned, kaleidoscopic nose combines crushed blueberry, black raspberry, graphite, violet and sexy oak notes of mocha and espresso. Superripe and wonderfully sweet but with harmonious acidity leavening the wine's almost viscous ripeness. Plush, silky and utterly seamless wine with an impressively broad, slowly building finish featuring suave tannins, lingering notes of minerals and smoke and outstanding palate-saturating persistence. A great vintage for Jean-Luc Thunevin's flagship wine. Drink now or over the next 20 years.
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, November 2013
Complex aromas of licorice, plums, incense, and tar follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a ultra-fine tannic finish. Hints of toasted oak and cedar with chocolate. Not quite the 2009 but very close. Try... Complex aromas of licorice, plums, incense, and tar follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a ultra-fine tannic finish. Hints of toasted oak and cedar with chocolate. Not quite the 2009 but very close. Try in 2017.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, June 2011
(WE 93-95 points) Jean-Luc Thunevin's flagship wine is structured certainly, but filled with beautiful perfumed fruit. It is firm while delicious, acidity balancing with a solid core of structure.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014
(17/20) Bright dark crimson. Floral and fragrant. Very polished but good refreshment. Really racy – a sort of Riesling of a St-Émilion! Great balance in a style the opposite of rustic. Long and sophisticated. Though... (17/20) Bright dark crimson. Floral and fragrant. Very polished but good refreshment. Really racy – a sort of Riesling of a St-Émilion! Great balance in a style the opposite of rustic. Long and sophisticated. Though marked acidity.
JJB 97
JJ Buckley, April 2011
Planted to 70% merlot 30% cabernet sauvignon. The nose is complex showing aromas of black cherry blackberry liqueur anise and cinnamon with a touch of mocha. Exceptional texture here this wine is luscious but with serious... Planted to 70% merlot 30% cabernet sauvignon. The nose is complex showing aromas of black cherry blackberry liqueur anise and cinnamon with a touch of mocha. Exceptional texture here this wine is luscious but with serious tannins to boot. On the palate it displays minerality and amazing purity of fruit. I cannot say enough about the quality of this effort as it is absolutely fantastic. This is one heck of a serious wine by every measure! Drink over the next 25 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2010