2005 Chateau Valandraud
currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather
This is a presale offer! Full payment is required on all presales. To order by the bottle, call our order department at 888-980-WINE. To order by the case, simply order online! Wine is due in Spring/Summer of 2008.
"Astounding. Intense aromas of crushed berries, violets and toasted oak. Full-bodied and wonderfully concentrated. Long and velvety. Out of the garage. Serious. Could be best ever here. -J.S." 95-100 Points - Wine Spectator
"A terrific effort from bad boy and leading garagiste, Jean-Luc Thunevin, and his sidekick, Murielle Andraud, the inky/blue/purple-tinged 2005 Valandraud exhibits superb aromas of graphite, black currants, blackberries, violets, white chocolate, sweet licorice, and espresso roast. Boasting great intensity, full-bodied power, beautiful purity, and layers of complexity, this stunning wine should be unusually long-lived. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025+." 93-96 Points - Robert Parker