2019 Château Valandraud


4 in stock

Appellation: Saint-Émilion

Ratings: WE 98-100  JS 97-98  JD 96-98  RP 95-97

Size: 750 ml

4 in stock


98-100   Wine Enthusiast
“This is a dense and luscious wine, the best yet from this estate. Its great structure and tannins show a style that is powerful but all within. This is a magnificent vintage from this Premier Grand Cru Classé estate, and fully deserves to be aged for many years.” (June 2020)

96-98    Neal Martin for Vinous
“The 2019 Valandraud is deep purple in color. It storms out of the glass with bold black cherries, boysenberry and faint scents of violet, extremely pure and seductive, the new oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is imbued with a sorbet-like freshness on the entry. The multi-layered dark cherry and plummy fruit is underpinned by a killer line of acidity. The finish feels pixelated to the n’th degree. This is a formidable wine from Jean-Luc Thunevin and ranks amongst the very best Right Bank wines of this vintage.” (June 2020)

97-98    James Suckling
“Extremely polished and refined red with structure. It’s full-bodied, yet ever so refined and balanced. The tannins are very fine-grained. Chewy, yet energetic and precise. Tight and integrated at the end.” (June 2020)

96-98    Jeb Dunnuck
“The grand vin 2019 Château Valandraud knocks it out of the park, and this more elegant vintage plays to this cuvée’s strengths, giving it beautiful purity and balance paired with its natural richness and depth. Deeply hued with stunning notes of crème de cassis, toasted spices, incense, violets, and orange blossom, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a plush, sexy texture, awesome tannins, and a monster of a finish. Despite being a rich, powerful wine, it’s flawlessly balanced and just classic Saint-Emilion. It’s going to keep for 25-30 years.” (June 2020)

95-97    Lisa Perrotti-Brown for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Deep purple-black colored, the 2019 Valandraud sings of freshly crushed black plums, warm blackberries and black cherry coulis with nuances of lavender, cinnamon stick, clove oil and aniseed with a fragrant waft of candied violets. Full-bodied, the palate is both densely laden with concentrated black fruits and wonderfully refreshing, with a firm backbone of velvety tannins, finishing with lingering exotic spice sparks.” (June 2020)

95-97    Antonio Galloni for Vinous
“A regal, statuesque wine, the 2019 Valandraud dazzles from the very first taste. Deep, beautifully textured and expansive, the 2019 races across the palate with stunning energy and pure vibrancy. Dark plum, espresso, chocolate, licorice and menthol are some of the many aromas and flavors that build in the glass. A wine of notable power and explosive richness, Valandraud is truly magical in 2019.” (June 2020)

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in


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