HDH Wine

2016 Château Valandraud

St-Emilion, grand cru classé
(OWC)

PRICE:
$2,028.00 per Case of Bottles

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
8 cases of Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Incredible perfumes and beauty with ripe plum and berry character, as well as an array of spices, such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Full-bodied, firm and silky with beautifully polished tannins. Rendered and defined. A wine with lovely, classy nature and personality. One of the best Valandrauds I have tasted at this stage. Try from 2026." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2026


"The 2016 Valandraud is exceptionally beautiful. Powerful and explosive in the glass, the 2016 is superb today. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice, espresso, leather and smoke add layers of nuance. One of the things I like most about Valandraud in 2016 is the combination of fruit richness and vibrancy. Those elements make for a stunning, punchy Saint-Émilion that hits all the right notes. This is a fabulous showing from Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2024-2041


"The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Valandraud packs a wallop on the nose with bombastic scents of baked black plums, cherry compote, coffee beans and licorice plus hints of hoisin, cedar chest and sautéed herbs. Full-bodied, rich and decadent in the mouth, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and a fantastically long finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 96+
Drink from: 2022-2058


"This is a full display of fruit, with raspberry preserve, plum reduction and creamed boysenberry notes streaming through in lockstep, while light bramble and singed vanilla accents happily take a back seat throughout. An echo of chalky minerality at the very end adds refinement and length. Best from 2022 through 2038. 2,583 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2022-2038


"The 2016 Valandraud offers an exquisite bouquet of pure dark cherry and crushed strawberry scents mixed with pressed flowers and hints of spice. The medium-bodied palate is harmonious and silky-smooth, with supple tannin and just a touch of black pepper and cedar toward the persistent finish. Jean-Luc Thunevin has crafted a supremely gifted Saint-Émilion." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2022-2045


"Deep purplish crimson. Pretty sweet, ripe, ‘1990s’ nose though there is energy on the palate. An interesting conundrum: how to evolve the style. Slightly sandpapery tannins on the end. Needs time but there is certainly drive here." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 16.5+
Drink from: 2025-2028


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