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2010 Chateau Valandraud

By Chateau Valandraud

The 2010 Chateau Valandraud from Chateau Valandraud, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

The 2010 Chateau Valandraud from Chateau Valandraud in the historic winemaking region of Saint-Emilion in Bordeaux is an embodiment of the estate's commitment to quality and the exceptional conditions of that year. The vintage stands as a testament to the meticulous crafting and revered terroir that have long distinguished this wine as a key player in a sophisticated fine wine portfolio.


Exceptional Vintage with Notable Pedigree

Remarkably, the 2010 vintage encapsulates a moment in time when climatic harmony coalesced to yield fruit of extraordinary caliber. A season marked by perfect ripening conditions – a balance of warm days and cool nights – bestowed upon the fruit an impeccable structure and depth. The wine itself is matured beautifully, illustrating the key characteristics investors seek: longevity, complexity, and exclusivity.

The heart of its enchantment lies in its profound composition—a rich tapestry woven with vibrant notes of blackberry and plum that dance gracefully alongside hints of truffle and mocha. To imbibe the 2010 Chateau Valandraud is to partake in an opulent tapestry of taste that only a select number of years could hope to achieve.


An Investable Asset from a Superlative Year

In the glass, its depth of colour remains resplendent, a deep ruby whispering of its concentrated palate. The structure is as formidable as one might expect, yet accompanied by a tannic elegance that has softened agreeably over time, predicting a longevity that will intrigue collectors and investors alike. Its balance is nothing short of exquisite, making it not just an addition to one's cellar but an investment in vinous artistry.

Sublime now yet promising further evolution, the 2010 Chateau Valandraud from Chateau Valandraud marks not just a high point for the chateau but stands as one of the stars amidst Bordeaux's stellar 2010 offerings. Savvy wine investors will recognise both the prestige and promise bundled within this bottle. Investing in such a unique expression from an impeccable vintage is an opportunity to celebrate both the history and future of fine wine.

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Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Valandraud comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant blueberry compote, Black Forest cake and plum preserves notions, plus hints of underbrush, camphor and licorice. Full-bodied, rich and seductive, it has a gorgeous velvety texture and great freshness supporting the decadent fruit through the long, energetic finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 5 March 2020

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