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Chateau de Valandraud
Chateau de Valandraud
  • Year:  1996
  • Country:  France
  • Region: Saint Emilion

Price:   $199.99

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91-92 pts International Wine Cellar, 91 pts Wine Advocate, 88 pts Wine Spectator. IWC review: Saturated ruby-red color. Lively aromas of black raspberry, black plum and smoky, spicy oak. Supple and very intensely flavored; not as fleshy or fat as the '95 but seamless. Again, has plenty of firming acidity. Finishes with tongue-dusting tannins and persistent spicy flavor. From a just-racked barrel: More precise nose hints at violet. Lush and suave in the mouth; seems fatter but every bit as fresh.

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