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    Château Valandraud

    About Château Valandraud

    The current succession of exceptional wines produced by this Premier Grand Cru Classé B is the result of something of a career pivot. Owner Jean-Luc Thunevin was a highly successful négociant in the most important fine wine region on Earth until 1989, when he purchased a small 0.6-hectare plot of land close to Château Pavie Macquin with his wife Murielle Andraud. This was followed by another 1.6-hectare plot further East to forge Château Valandraud - a contraction of “Val”, from Vallon de Fongaban where the vines are planted, and of course Murielle’s surname “Andraud”.

    Valandraud is an estate that has had to work very hard indeed for its fabulous success. With almost no capital to spend on facilities in the early vintages, Murielle crafted barely 100 cases of wine from their 2.2 hectares in a borrowed garage – this was the original “garagiste” wine!

    Things have changed dramatically over the past decades, and Château Valandraud has expanded in both its vineyard holdings and winemaking facilities. Today, 9 hectares are planted with 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec. With no imperious castle designating their base of operations on their behalf, Jean-Luc and Murielle were free to purchase only the best, wherever that may have been dotted across the appellation. As a result, the estate encompasses a huge variety of Right-Bank terroirs, from thick clay to hard limestone. 

    Branded by the powers that be in the 1990s as something of an enfant terrible, Jean-Luc retains an air of rebellion that pervades the style of his and his wife’s wines to this day. Rallying against the monolithic, austere wines of Bordeaux which, one assumes, he had himself been finding hard to sell as a négociant, from the very first vintage it was clear that Valandraud would be in the vanguard of fresher, riper and more approachable Bordeaux full of life and character. As certain as night follows day, style changes and this deeply concentrated yet the generous style is the norm and Valandraud has ascended to its rightful place in the official St-Émilion classification system.

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    23 Products

    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Valandraud 1995 (1x600cl)
    HK$16,355.00
    1995

    Valandraud 1995 (1x600cl)

    Vinous - Stephen Tanzer (95)

    Superb, saturated dark ruby color. Knockout aromas of black raspberry, smoked duck and suave, smoky oak. Thick, sweet and velvety in the mouth; the fruit explodes with aeration, saturating those hard-to-reach places in the mouth. Really fabulous sweetness. A slightly roasted note suggests great ripeness (though I recall Thunevin telling me two years ago that this wine could have been even greater had he waited another few days to harvest!). Ultrasuave tannins are buried in a wave of fruit. One of the longest finishes of the vintage. Purists may argue that a wine like this cannot possible match such '95s as Latour or Margaux or Petrus for terroir character or class, but few wines can match the '95 Valandraud for sheer hedonistic pleasure.
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 95 (VN (ST)) Read Review/Description HK$16,355.00
    Valandraud 2000 (12x75cl)
    HK$23,450.00
    2000

    Valandraud 2000 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    Tasted at the Valandraud vertical at the property, the 2000 Valandraud has a very dark color with just a thin crimson rim. The bouquet is exquisite: intense black cherry and blackcurrant scents, sandalwood, cedar and spices, complex and involving, the aromatics appear to just grow and grow. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red and black fruit, fine tannins and perfect acidity. It feels backward but very tensile with a flow of energy towards the precise and deeply impressive finish. This is an outstanding millennial Saint Emilion from Jean-Luc Thunévin. Tasted December 2016.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$23,450.00
    Valandraud 2003 (12x75cl)
    HK$13,575.00
    2003

    Valandraud 2003 (12x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (92-94)

    Full medium ruby. Explosive aromas of berry liqueur, minerals and violet; quite precise for 2003. Rich, sweet, dense and thick, with terrific concentration and lift. Almost too big for the mouth, and yet this offers a light touch considering its superb richness. Flavors of dark berries, licorice and violet pastille. Finishes with very fine tannins and excellent precision and verve. A great showing; at 15% alcohol, this wine could stand up to today's monsters from Napa Valley.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92-94 (ST) Read Review/Description HK$13,575.00
    Valandraud 2005 (12x75cl)
    HK$29,595.00
    2005

    Valandraud 2005 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    The 2005 Valandraud is off the charts. Easily one of the wines of the vintage, the 2005 Valandraud possesses tremendous richness from start to finish. Moreover, it has aged exquisitely. Inky red fruit, iron, smoke, dried herbs, menthol, licorice and blood orange infuse the 2005 with striking layers of nuance to play off all that unctuous fruit. This full-throttle Saint-Émilion is a prodigious effort from Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$29,595.00
    Valandraud 2008 (12x75cl)
    HK$15,225.00
    2008

    Valandraud 2008 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (94)

    The 2008 Valandraud has a generous nose that is ripe, more animally and savory than its peers, touches of fennel developing and almost garrigues in style. The palate is sweet and candied on the entry with high-toned, iodine-tinged red fruit lavished in new wood. There is a fine line of acidity but it feels a little hard and short towards the pencil lead finish, possibly from the Cabernet Franc contribution. It took time to come around in the glass but it does open with flourish, so decanting is advisable. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 10-Year On tasting.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 94 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description HK$15,225.00
    Valandraud 2010 (12x75cl)
    HK$27,505.00
    2010

    Valandraud 2010 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97)

    Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Valandraud comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant blueberry compote, Black Forest cake and plum preserves notions, plus hints of underbrush, camphor and licorice. Full-bodied, rich and seductive, it has a gorgeous velvety texture and great freshness supporting the decadent fruit through the long, energetic finish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$27,505.00
    Valandraud 2012 (12x75cl)
    HK$18,720.00
    2012

    Valandraud 2012 (12x75cl)

    Jeff Leve (94-96)

    Murielle Andraud has been in charge of the Bordeaux winemaking at the property since 2007. She is clearly on a roll! One of the deepest colored wines of the vintage, truffle, spicy oak, chocolate and black raspberry jam notes are impossible not to notice. Lush, rich and sexy with an opulent, flashy personality, this is one of the top wines from St. Emilion in 2012. 94-96 Pts
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94-96 (JL) Read Review/Description HK$18,720.00
    Valandraud 2015 (12x75cl)
    HK$13,670.00
    2015

    Valandraud 2015 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    A wine that will be a candidate for perfection at maturity, the 2015 Valandraud is a heavenly wine that exhibits a deep, saturated ruby/purple color as well as a sensational bouquet of blackcurrants, cassis, crème caramel, graphite, and chocolate. This full-bodied, expansive, super concentrated 2015 is a hedonistic dream and has exceptional purity, balance, and equilibrium. While it offers pleasure today, it needs short-term cellaring and will keep for 20+ years.
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$13,670.00
    Valandraud 2015 (3x150cl)
    HK$8,445.00
    2015

    Valandraud 2015 (3x150cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    A wine that will be a candidate for perfection at maturity, the 2015 Valandraud is a heavenly wine that exhibits a deep, saturated ruby/purple color as well as a sensational bouquet of blackcurrants, cassis, crème caramel, graphite, and chocolate. This full-bodied, expansive, super concentrated 2015 is a hedonistic dream and has exceptional purity, balance, and equilibrium. While it offers pleasure today, it needs short-term cellaring and will keep for 20+ years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$8,445.00
    Valandraud 2015 (6x75cl)
    HK$8,445.00
    2015

    Valandraud 2015 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    A wine that will be a candidate for perfection at maturity, the 2015 Valandraud is a heavenly wine that exhibits a deep, saturated ruby/purple color as well as a sensational bouquet of blackcurrants, cassis, crème caramel, graphite, and chocolate. This full-bodied, expansive, super concentrated 2015 is a hedonistic dream and has exceptional purity, balance, and equilibrium. While it offers pleasure today, it needs short-term cellaring and will keep for 20+ years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$8,445.00
    Valandraud 2016 (6x75cl)
    HK$7,450.00
    2016

    Valandraud 2016 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

    Including 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Merlot-dominated 2016 Château Valandraud is a brilliant example of this cuvée that should match or exceed the incredible 2015 at maturity. Brought up all in new oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful bouquet of crème de cassis, graphite, smoked earth, and hints of earth. Possessing full-bodied richness, thrilling purity of fruit, ripe tannins, and just about perfect balance, it's another tour de force from the incredibly talented Jean-Luc Thunevin. It's slightly more elegant than the L'Interdit de Valandraud cuvée and will benefit from short-term cellaring and cruise for two decades or more.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description HK$7,450.00
    Valandraud 2017 (6x75cl)
    HK$5,750.00
    2017

    Valandraud 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (98)

    One of the stars of the vintage, the 2017 Valandraud has turned out even better than I expected. It was magnificent in two separate tastings. Deep and sumptuous, the 2017 possesses off-the-charts intensity and power. Dark red cherry, red plum, chocolate, licorice and spice build as this explosive wine shows off its personality. There are only a few wines in 2017 that are truly exciting and viscerally thrilling. Valandraud is one of them. Don't miss it!
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$5,750.00
    Valandraud 2018 (6x75cl)
    HK$7,235.00
    2018

    Valandraud 2018 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (96-99)

    This is richly fruited, with waves of fleshy raspberry, boysenberry and red currant cruising through, inlaid with singed vanilla and apple wood notes along the way. Shows density and cut through the finish, with a tug of tobacco at the end. This is dialed up to 11.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 15 96-99 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$7,235.00
    Valandraud 2019 (6x75cl)
    HK$5,695.00
    2019

    Valandraud 2019 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    The local bad boy of Bordeaux, Jean-Luc Thunevin, continues to fashion truly brilliant wines, and his 2019 is no exception. Based largely on Merlot with small amount of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2019 Château Valandraud is a deep purple-hued beauty offering up a kaleidoscope-like bouquet of black and blue fruits, scorched earth, chocolate, gravelly earth, spicy oak, and sappy flowers. Deep, rich, full-bodied, and wonderfully concentrated, it has insane purity of fruit, brilliant tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and just has everything in the right places. It's up with the top wines of the vintage and a tour de force that readers should snatch up. It shows a very different style than the sexier 2018, but it's every bit as good. It needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will evolve for 2-3 decades.
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$5,695.00
    Valandraud 2020 (12x75cl)
    HK$13,405.00
    2020

    Valandraud 2020 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (97-99)

    Winemaker Jean-Luc Thunevin has hit a home run in the vintage, and his 2020 Château Valandraud is unquestionably up with the crème de la crème out there. Made in a ripe, sexy, plush style, it brings an incredible amount of ripe black fruit, chocolate, vanilla, espresso, and leafy herb-like aromas and flavors. This carries to a full-bodied, powerful Saint-Emilion that somehow stays weightless and graceful on the palate, with moderate acidity, ripe tannins, and a great, great finish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    12-14 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 97-99 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$13,405.00
    Valandraud 2021 (12x75cl)

    HK$12,245 - HK$14,695

    2021

    Valandraud 2021 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (94-97)

    The Grand Vin 2021 Château Valandraud checks in as 85% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, and it's still resting all in new barrels. Deep purple-hued, with rocking bouquet of ripe black and blue fruits, chocolate, spicy oak, and spring flowers, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, velvety, ripe tannins, terrific mid-palate depth, and one heck of an impressive finish. Despite the new barrels, this wine leads with its fruit, has everything in the right places, and delivers notable freshness as well as a great finish. I'd put it up with any of the top wines out there.

    Bordeaux 12x75cl - 94-97 (JD) Read Review/Description

    HK$12,245 - HK$14,695

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Valandraud 2021 (6x75cl)
    HK$6,835.00
    2021

    Valandraud 2021 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (94-97)

    The Grand Vin 2021 Château Valandraud checks in as 85% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, and it's still resting all in new barrels. Deep purple-hued, with rocking bouquet of ripe black and blue fruits, chocolate, spicy oak, and spring flowers, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, velvety, ripe tannins, terrific mid-palate depth, and one heck of an impressive finish. Despite the new barrels, this wine leads with its fruit, has everything in the right places, and delivers notable freshness as well as a great finish. I'd put it up with any of the top wines out there.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    +2 years

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-97 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$6,835.00
    Valandraud Blanc 2018 (6x75cl)
    HK$3,485.00
    2018

    Valandraud Blanc 2018 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (94)

    The 2018 Valandraud Blanc is gorgeous, just as it was from barrel. In 2018 the Blanc deftly balances the richness of the year with the vibrant style Murielle Andraud favors these days. Pear, mint, dried apple, chamomile and a touch of new oak grace this exquisite, alluring white.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 12 94 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$3,485.00
    Valandraud Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
    HK$3,400.00
    2019

    Valandraud Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (95-97)

    Another brilliant white from Jean-Luc Thunevin, the 2019 Château Valandraud Blanc has a stunning array of pineapple and melon fruit as well as complex notes of spice, white flowers, and a chalky, earthy mineral character. It's beautifully balanced, full-bodied, has integrated acidity, and a great, great finish. I'd put it up with the top whites in the vintage.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-97 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$3,400.00
    Valandraud Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)

    HK$2,940 - HK$3,525

    2021

    Valandraud Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (95-97)

    The Grand Vin 2021 Château Valandraud Blanc is mostly Sauvignon Gris but includes 30% Sauvignon Blanc and a splash of Semillon. Crushed stone, pineapple, and bright citrus give way to a medium-bodied, concentrated, incredibly pure, precise white displaying everything that makes this vintage so promising for the whites. As with all the whites here, it has a low pH, racy acidity, yet terrific mid-palate depth, beautiful balance, and a gorgeous finish. This will stand up to the best whites in the vintage.

    Bordeaux 6x75cl - 95-97 (JD) Read Review/Description

    HK$2,940 - HK$3,525

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Virginie de Valandraud 2016 (6x75cl)
    HK$1,710.00
    2016

    Virginie de Valandraud 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (93)

    The 2016 Virginie de Valandraud is well defined and focused on the nose of blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone and rose petal aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very poised and harmonious, and supremely well-assimilated oak toward the poised, persistent finish. Superb. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description HK$1,710.00
    Virginie de Valandraud 2018 (12x75cl)
    HK$4,335.00
    2018

    Virginie de Valandraud 2018 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (94)

    The 2018 Virginie de Valandraud is superb. Silky, pliant and expressive, the 2018 is wonderfully caressing right out of the gate. Crushed red berry fruit, mocha, spice and new leather all meld together effortlessly. From bottle, the 2018 is more refined and delicate than it was from barrel, and every bit as compelling. The Virginie is made from a collection of unclassed parcels around Valandraud and on the plains below the core holdings.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$4,335.00
    Virginie de Valandraud 2019 (6x75cl)
    HK$1,925.00
    2019

    Virginie de Valandraud 2019 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (93-95)

    This Merlot-dominated wine from the Valandraud vineyards is seriously structured and packed with black fruits. Its texture is full in feel, with chocolate flavors that are balanced by succulent acidity. Good for medium-term aging.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 8 93-95 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$1,925.00

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