2016 Virginie de Valandraud Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 94
  • WE 94
  • JD 94
  • VN 93
  • JL 93
  • WA 92
  • VN 92
  • WS 91
  • DC 91

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Reg: $44.94

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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JS 94
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
This is ripe and attractive with beautiful plum and dark-berry aromas that follow through to a full body, firm and medium, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Also slightly chewy at the end. Needs four to five years... This is ripe and attractive with beautiful plum and dark-berry aromas that follow through to a full body, firm and medium, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Also slightly chewy at the end. Needs four to five years to soften. Try after 2023.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
While the tannins are firm, this wine's charm lies in its delicious black fruits and acidity, giving a streak of freshness to the solid texture and structure. This second wine of Château Valandraud is a fruity reflection... While the tannins are firm, this wine's charm lies in its delicious black fruits and acidity, giving a streak of freshness to the solid texture and structure. This second wine of Château Valandraud is a fruity reflection of the more structured first wine. Drink from 2023.
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
Always seen as a second wine, but actually coming from separate terroirs from the grand vin, the 2016 Virginie de Valandraud is a deep, full-bodied, opulent beauty that knocks it out of the park in 2016. It’s the... Always seen as a second wine, but actually coming from separate terroirs from the grand vin, the 2016 Virginie de Valandraud is a deep, full-bodied, opulent beauty that knocks it out of the park in 2016. It’s the equivalent of many a top wine and has huge notes of crème de cassis, black raspberries, spicy oak, and licorice. With ripe tannins, a great texture, and a sexy, pleasure-bent style that’s already impossible to resist, drink it over the coming 10-15 years.
VN 93
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 Virginie de Valandraud is a very serious second wine. Beautifully layered and expressive, the 2016 has so much to offer. Sweet tobacco, licorice, spice and pine give the 2016 lovely aromatic top notes to play off... The 2016 Virginie de Valandraud is a very serious second wine. Beautifully layered and expressive, the 2016 has so much to offer. Sweet tobacco, licorice, spice and pine give the 2016 lovely aromatic top notes to play off the sumptuous fruit. The 2016 Virginie is just as impressive as it was from barrel, maybe more! -- Antonio Galloni
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2017
Freshness is right out in front, racing the ample fruit for attention on the nose and on the palate. The wine easily sells its smoky, tobacco, licorice, dark red berry and cocoa aura. Soft tannins, sweet black plum... Freshness is right out in front, racing the ample fruit for attention on the nose and on the palate. The wine easily sells its smoky, tobacco, licorice, dark red berry and cocoa aura. Soft tannins, sweet black plum, blackberry and a fruit-a-lious finish are the name of the game. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2016+Virginie+Valandraud
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Virginie de Valandraud offers gorgeous black cherries, mulberries and black raspberry scents with hints of star anise, violets and cumin seed. Medium to full-bodied, the... Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Virginie de Valandraud offers gorgeous black cherries, mulberries and black raspberry scents with hints of star anise, violets and cumin seed. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is firmly structured with firm, velvety tannins and tons of freshness, lifting the perfumed black fruits to a long finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
VN 92
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 Virginie de Valandraud has a well-defined bouquet featuring a mixture of red and black fruit tinged with pressed iris flowers and showing commendable mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and... The 2016 Virginie de Valandraud has a well-defined bouquet featuring a mixture of red and black fruit tinged with pressed iris flowers and showing commendable mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and plenty of tarry black fruit tinged with white pepper. The intense but focused finish bodes well for the future. Excellent. -- Neal Martin
WS 91
Wine Spectator, March 2019
Very stylish, offering warmed raspberry and blackberry confiture notes infused with anise and black tea accents, all flowing nicely through the gently toasty finish. Drink now through 2030. 6,250 cases made.–JM
DC 91
Decanter, April 2017
This has the juicy fruit character of the vintage and is a wine that you would be very happy to drink. Loose, effortless quality to the blueberry and red cherry fruit, with some glamorous oak toasting through the... This has the juicy fruit character of the vintage and is a wine that you would be very happy to drink. Loose, effortless quality to the blueberry and red cherry fruit, with some glamorous oak toasting through the mid-palate. Not exactly a second wine, as all the classified 9ha go into Valandraud, so this is drawn from plots across the appellation. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-valandraud-virginie-de-valandraud-st-emilion-11123#WiBc25IQrql12HeU.99
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint-Emilion
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork