2017 Chateau Valandraud (FUTURES)
“95 – 97 points.
“Bold tannins and rich fruit combine to give this wine a dense structure, yet with a great sense of freshness. Black currants and a firm tannic backdrop promise excellent aging potential. It’s impressively structured and should be held until 2025.” – Wine Enthusiast
“93 – 94 points.
“A solid and structured young red with plenty of polished tannins and a juicy finish. Flavorful and focused.” – James Suckling
“93 – 96 points.
“Gorgeous blackberry, boysenberry and raspberry compote flavors flow out from the core, enveloping the apple wood, anise and black tea frame as they move. Offers a gorgeous feel, ample depth, lovely polish and fine underlying acidity throughout. A terrific effort.—J.M.” – Wine Spectator