2015 Virginie de Valandraud



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Average critic rating : 90.57 points

90-92

90-92

The 2015 Virginie de Valandraud is laced with the essence of crushed rocks, smoke, graphite, crème de cassis and grilled herbs. Powerful, tense and vibrant, the Virginie is far from an easygoing second wine. Readers should expect to give the 2015 at least a few years in bottle, as it is quite intense. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

90-92

90-92

The 2015 Virginie de Valandraud is matured in 100% new oak, according to Jean-Luc Thunevin. It has an intense, quite powerful bouquet with red cherries intermingling with blueberry and candied orange peel. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a "juicy" Virginie with plenty of puppy fat, but the oak feels nicely integrated and does not obscure its personality on the silky, sensual finish. Perhaps on reflection, I would have liked, say 80% new oak instead of 100%, but why let figures get in the way of this Saint Émilion that should be enjoyed over the next decade. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2019-2026

92-93

92-93

Sliced and cooked pear and apple with mineral, stone and chalk. Full and lively. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

89-92

89-92

Very juicy and engaging, with plum and raspberry notes laced with sweet toast and backed by a red licorice edge. Fleshy structure carries the finish. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

16

16

Dark purplish crimson. Dried-fruit nose. Very sweet and opulent on palate entry. Slightly astringent on the palate - almost an amphora effect! Interesting. Definitely distinctive.  Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2022-2032

91

91

The quintessence of the parcels not classified for Valandraud. Seductive aroma and flavour. Creamy palate with lift and smooth, refined texture. Tannins ripe and extremely fine. Gently persistent. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2023-2030

89

89

Tasting note coming soon. Apr 2016, www.TimAtkin.com



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Virginie de Valandraud 2015
+£27.33     (+10.12%) Latest price:  £297.33
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