Château Valandraud 2016 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé B

Château Valandraud 2016 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé B

The nose is fine, fresh, elegant, fresh and offers a beautiful power (full of finesse). It reveals notes of fresh/ripe blackberry and fresh/ripe strawberry associated with slight hints of crème de cassis, flowers, coffee and Sichuan pepper. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a slight juiciness, a beautiful tension, a nice minerality, deepness, a nice fat as well as a beautiful harmony. Beautiful structure and finesse! In the mouth this wine expresses notes of fresh/ripe blackberry, fresh/ripe raspberry and slight hints of cassis associated with a discreet hint of toasted oak, coffee, a subtle hint of spices as well as a slight hints of caramelization and cacao/mocha on the finish. Tannins are well build. Good length and persistence.

Note (Score): 17.75+/20

Note (Score): 95-98/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2016/03

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)