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    2020-2035

The Story

Because garage wines do not often grow in the best possible land, the vineyards must work twice as hard as others to reach top quality. Valandraud's cultivations are scattered around Saint-Emilion, which means that the soils are significantly different. Winemaker Dalmasso says: –We have plenty of choice in the blending stage. Only 20–30 per cent of our wines go to Château Valandraud, and the rest to Virginie de Valandraud and 3 de Valandraud.

We work as ecologically as possible, but unfortunately, a hundred per cent organic operation is not a realistic alternative due to the climate. Harvest method: hand picked Winemaking: grapes are stemmed manually, then bursted in ahand-crusher. Fermentation in oak vasts. Malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very elegant and persistent nose, complex character, blackberries and elderberries, sweet plums and black cherries. Hints of toasted gingerbread in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with intense, ripe tannins and multi-layered sweet fruit, excellent length in freshness, a great wine. 98

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Deep ruby. Blackberries, fruity, dark berries, spices, anise, coffee and vanilla, rich. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries and spices, anise, detailed, nuanced, ripe, rich and long. 94-96

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St.Emilion, St.Emilion

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château de Valandraud 2016  ( Château Valandraud )

Deep ruby. Blackberries, fruity, dark berries, spices, anise, coffee and vanilla, rich. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries and spices, anise, detailed, nuanced, ripe, rich and long. 94-96

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château de Valandraud 2016  ( Château Valandraud )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very elegant and persistent nose, complex character, blackberries and elderberries, sweet plums and black cherries. Hints of toasted gingerbread in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with intense, ripe tannins and multi-layered sweet fruit, excellent length in freshness, a great wine. 98

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