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Chateau Valandraud 2005 Saint Emilion Grand Cru 1.5 Litre Magnum

Description

Saturated, deep ruby-red. Very complex aromas of plum, mocha, iron and minerals, lifted by a floral topnote. Wonderfully lush and smooth in the mouth, with fully ripe flavors of black raspberry, currant, licorice and mocha perfectly supported by ripe acidity. This boasts terrific balance and somehow manages to hide its 14.5% alcohol. Finishes impressively long, with big but thoroughly ripe tannins. The pH here is a very reasonable 3.6, notes Jean-Luc Thunevin. A splendid vintage for Valandraud, and likely to evolve slowly.

WINE SPECTATOR 95 points

ROBERT PARKER 95 points

STEPHEN TANZER 94 points



Type: WINE


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