2017 Valandraud Grand Cru St Emilion - Free Storage to Apr 22

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Price: £580.00 (£711.59 Inc Duty & VAT)
Current Availability: Good
Delivered By: When Available
  • Format : Case of Bottles
  • Status : En Primeur
  • Size : 6/75CL
W J Gardener
W J Gardener
Nickolls And Perks

Tasting Date : 01 April 2018

Very full plum, the nose is uplifted, with lots of dark fruit and a savoury edge, promising much, the palate is powerfully endowed here, concentration and grip, it is nicely harmonious. Quite extracted but seems in line. One of the best at the UGC tasting. 

Rating : 91-93/100


Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 01 April 2018

The deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Valandraud gives up crushed blackcurrants, chocolate-covered cherries and espresso on the nose with hints of licorice, tar and smoked meats. The palate is medium-bodied with a solid frame of ripe, sweet tannins and just enough freshness to contain the bombastic fruit, finishing long and berry-laced.

Rating : 93-95/100


James Suckling
James Suckling
The Wine Spectator

Tasting Date : 01 April 2018

Lots of beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruits here. Medium to full body, round and very polished tannins and a flavorful finish. Wet-earth undertones. Velvety mouthfeel at the end.

Rating : 94-95/100


Jane Anson
Jane Anson
Decanter Magazine

Tasting Date : 01 April 2018

They have done a very good job of finessing this wine while still remaining true to their new philosophy of turning the volume down from 11. A highly enjoyable wine with genuine juiciness through the mid-palate, with the most beautifully fleshy texture of raspberry and blackberry. A touch of sweetness at the close of play makes this extremely appetising, and this is without doubt an excellent Valandraud.

Rating : 93/100


Neal Martin
Neal Martin
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 01 April 2018

The 2017 Valandraud was 30% impacted by the frost on the lower reaches of vines, which were either deselected into the troisième vin or sold off. The wine was picked from 10 October and then sporadically over the next week, relatively late. It is matured in 100% new oak as usual. It has a very intense, voluptuous bouquet with layers of crème de cassis, boysenberry and blueberry fruit, a little glossier than I was anticipating, what you might call a “ravishing” nose. The palate is full-bodied with saturated tannin, rounded in texture with layers of black cherry, blueberry and cassis fruit. This is a bold Valandraud that shrugs off the effects of the frost and goes full-throttle towards the finish whilst maintaining sufficient freshness and tension that it never palls in the mouth.

Rating : 92-94/100

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.

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4+ Cases£11.00
25+ Cases£9.15

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