Chateau Valandraud 2018

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Chateau Valandraud, Chateau Valandraud, 2018

Tasting Notes Chateau Valandraud 2018

97-98

This is a fantastic young Bordeaux with superb depth of fruit and complex tannin structure. Hints of smoke, spice and toasted oak. Full body and firm, dusty tannins. Very long finish.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
96-99

This is richly fruited, with waves of fleshy raspberry, boysenberry and red currant cruising through, inlaid with singed vanilla and apple wood notes along the way. Shows density and cut through the finish, with a tug of tobacco at the end. This is dialed up to 11.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019
96

Rich, deep, powerful and hugely persistent, this has tons of juicy black fruits but clearly in the more restrained frame that owner Jean Luc Thunevin has introduced over the past few vintages. It's a brilliant wine, full of personality, keeping its concentration and glamour and just easing towards balance, but still with its signature insouciance. Tasted several times and always delicious, this just pips the excellent 2016 for me. 3% Malbec completes the blend, the first time it's been included in the wine. 40hl/ha yield. 3.6pH. 100% new oak for extended ageing.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
95-97+

Deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Valandraud develops slowly from a base of warm black cherries, blackberry compote and preserved plums with a perfume of sandalwood, Indian spices, lavender, wilted roses, mocha and fruitcake plus wafts of woodsmoke and camphor. Full-bodied, the palate is rich, ripe and flamboyant with tons of opulent black and blue fruit layers, wonderfully curtailed by a firm frame of velvety tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and very seductive.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
94-97

The 2018 Valandraud is magnificent. Unctuous and super-concentrated on the palate, the 2018 possesses off the charts richness. Crème de cassis, bittersweet chocolate, hard candy, lavender, menthol, licorice, mint and dark spice all meld together. The 2018 is quite shut down at this stage, which is probably a good thing for its long term prospects. The blend is 90% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Malbec. This is the first time since the early 1990s that Malbec has appeared in the blend. Yields came in at 48 hectoliters per hectare, a touch above the 45 or so that is more customary here.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Chateau Valandraud Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau Valandraud 2018 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2017 Chateau Valandraud £1,067.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2016 Chateau Valandraud £1,377.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2015 Chateau Valandraud £1,100.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2014 Chateau Valandraud £907.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2013 Chateau Valandraud £1,718.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2012 Chateau Valandraud £966.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2012 Chateau Valandraud £500.00 6x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2011 Chateau Valandraud £1,654.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2010 Chateau Valandraud £2,750.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2009 Chateau Valandraud £2,900.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2008 Chateau Valandraud £887.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2007 Chateau Valandraud £1,100.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2006 Chateau Valandraud £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2005 Chateau Valandraud £1,840.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2004 Chateau Valandraud £1,056.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2003 Chateau Valandraud £1,495.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2002 Chateau Valandraud £972.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2001 Chateau Valandraud £1,549.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2000 Chateau Valandraud £2,088.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1999 Chateau Valandraud £1,800.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1998 Chateau Valandraud £1,752.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1997 Chateau Valandraud £3,192.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1996 Chateau Valandraud £1,600.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1995 Chateau Valandraud £1,980.00 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