2015 Valandraud Blanc



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Average critic rating : 93.4 points

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93-96

The 2015 Valandraud Blanc is laced with hints of apricot pit, orchard fruit, mint, lemon confit, chamomile and sweet spices. Fermentation in barrel and lees stirring during élevage give the wine its signature textural richness and body. Unctuous and inviting, the Valandraud Blanc hits all the right notes. This is very nicely done. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

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91-93

The 2015 Valandraud Blanc is a blend of 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Sauvignon Gris and 20% Sémillon matured in new oak (cigar-shaped 300- and 500-liter barrels). Strangely, it is more reticent on the nose than the Virginie Blanc at the moment, but there are attractive mango and dried pineapple scents that emerge with time. The palate is fresh and crisp on the entry, the oak nicely integrated and allowing those subtle tropical notes to blossom on the finish. This could evolve into a very classy white Saint Émilion. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2018-2028

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94-95

This is firm and tight with a phenolic tension and brightness. Full-bodied and beautiful. Bright and lively. Yes. Apr 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

93

93

40% each Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris plus 20% Semillon. Now one of the top dry whites in Bordeaux. Serious and refined on the nose with citrus and exotic fruit notes. Beautifully constructed palate with drive and persistence as well as mid-palate depth. Harmonious and can age. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2018-2025

93

93

There’s slightly less Sauvignon Gris in this wine than normal, but it’s still a highly unusual wine from the Thunevins. Smoky, leesy and rich, with well-judged new oak, some gunflint and plenty of concentration. Easier to taste and drink than the Valandraud red. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2017-2021



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