Château Valandraud 2017 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Château Valandraud 2017 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

The nose is aromatic, elegant, slightly tight and offers concentration. It reveals notes of blackberry, cassis and small notes of wild berries associated with touches of gray pepper, toasted touches, liquorice, sweet blond tobacco, spices as well as a subtle hint of vanilla. The mouth is juicy, fruity, well-balanced, suave, round and offers fleshiness, a beautiful definition, a beautiful precision, finesse, tension, an acid frame, a beautiful grain as well as dynamism. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy blackberry, juicy cassis, fleshy strawberry and small notes of blueberry associated with fine toasted touches, vanilla as well as very discreet touches of almond and crushed hazelnut. There is a very discreet hint of coffee on the finish. Tannins are well-built. The finish is slightly powdered. Good length and very beautiful persistence.

Note (Score): 17.5+/20

Note (Score): 95-96/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 04/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Oui (Yes)