2008 Chateau Valandraud, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 12x750ml


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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Robert Parker – 94

Tasted blind at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2008 Valandraud is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc matured in new oak for 24 months. It put in a quite brilliant performance (here paired against the 2008 Trotanoy). It has a boisterous, bravura of a nose with outstanding vigor and clarity: red cherries and boysenberry fruit, graphite and traces of wet limestone. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, beautiful pure black cherry and raspberry fruit with a faint touch of orange sorbet. Seamless in texture with a refined and silky smooth finish, this is drinking beautifully now but will clearly age for another two decades. This is outstanding for the vintage. Tasted December 2016. [Neal Martin, 28/09/2017]

Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040 – 17.5

Blackish purple. Lightly toasty nose. Very dramatic and certainly tastes fully ripe. Rather beguilingly fruity, which is a rare tasting note for a 2008 St-Émilion. Not an attention-grabber but very respectable. Dense and rich with a confident savoury note on the finish. [18/01/2012]

Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030

Vinous – 93

Bright, saturated medium ruby. Black fruits, coffee bean and nutty oak on the nose. Sweet verging on confectionery but with sound acidity and solid minerality giving clarity and lift to the mid-palate. Finishes with some exotic woodsmoke notes and building tannins that remain quite fine. I find more minerality today in Jean-Luc Thunevin’s Croix de Labrie but there’s nothing heavy or thick about this seamless wine. [Stephen Tanzer, 07/01/2011]

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