Chateau Valandraud 2015

Cult Wines Price: £650.00 / 3x150cl
Cult Wines Price: £1,100.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud, Chateau Valandraud, 2015

Tasting Notes Chateau Valandraud 2015

98-99

A fabulous Valandraud with verve and distinction. So much bright blackberry, mineral and dark chocolate character. Full and ultra-silky textured. Powerful and balanced finish. A joy to taste. Purity. Greatest Valandraud ever. 85% merlot, 10% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
95-97

The 2015 Chateau Valandraud is founded upon Jean-Luc Thunevin's ever-reliable Merlot parcels, and this year the blend is augmented with 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a glorious and damn irresistible bouquet of crème de cassis, blueberry, crushed violets and a scintilla of citrus fruit, all beautifully defined and very precise. In 2015 it is determined to put a gap between itself and the Virginie de Valandraud. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, creamy in texture but not in the slightest cloying. The acidity is well judged with layers of caressing black fruit towards a finish for which I could only deploy the word - nubile. This will be a stunning Valandraud to savor over the next couple of decades, though it will be difficult to resist temptation in its youth.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
94-97

Displays beautiful fruit from the start, with cassis, raspberry and boysenberry notes moving together seamlessly, carried by a polished structure through the caressing finish. Seriously pure.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
91

Jean-Luc Thunevin has made an ambitiously structured Valandraud in 2015: rich, supple and super ripe with plenty of dark berry concentration, lashings of oak and sturdy tannins. Time will tell if there’s enough acidity to keep the wine fresh in bottle. Drink: 2022-30

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
16.5

New label. Very dark crimson. Almost roasted nose seems rather vieux jeu. Salty and sweet. Pushed to the limit. Sweet and sour impression. Not one of my favourite styles but I'm sure it will find favour with some palates. Awfully demanding and dry on the end. Though it certainly is concentrated.

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com

Chateau Valandraud Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau Valandraud 2018 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2017 Chateau Valandraud £1,092.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2016 Chateau Valandraud £1,317.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2015 Chateau Valandraud £1,100.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2015 Chateau Valandraud £650.00 3x150cl
Chateau Valandraud 2014 Chateau Valandraud £929.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2013 Chateau Valandraud £2,141.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2012 Chateau Valandraud £990.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2011 Chateau Valandraud £1,709.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2010 Chateau Valandraud £2,650.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2009 Chateau Valandraud £2,800.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2008 Chateau Valandraud £1,030.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2007 Chateau Valandraud £1,359.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2006 Chateau Valandraud £1,093.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2005 Chateau Valandraud £2,165.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2004 Chateau Valandraud £1,104.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2003 Chateau Valandraud £1,440.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2002 Chateau Valandraud £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2001 Chateau Valandraud £1,593.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2000 Chateau Valandraud £2,232.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1999 Chateau Valandraud £1,215.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1998 Chateau Valandraud £1,872.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1997 Chateau Valandraud £1,572.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1996 Chateau Valandraud £1,500.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1995 Chateau Valandraud £2,832.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1990 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1989 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1986 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1982 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl