Château Valandraud 2020 en Primeur
Jean-Luc Thunevin firma este vino que aspira a convertirse en un mito dentro de la liga de grandes tintos de Saint-Émilion. Con él podremos disfrutar de una versión poderosa del clásico coupage bordelés, dominado en este caso por su uva reina: la Merlot. Merece la pena tener paciencia y esperar para comprobar su evolución en botella.
La entrega de este vino está prevista en el segundo trimestre de 2023.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
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.
Wow. This is really super polished with incredible length and intensity, offering blackberries and hazelnuts. Superb richness that is reserved and poised. Great length. Full-bodied, extremely long and exciting.
This is excellent, broad-shouldered with ample depth to the brambled fruits, liquorice, cigar box spice, with a gorgeously saline finish. Chalky, grippy tannins keep tugging you back into the body of the wine. The tannic grip is helped by a linen rather than silk texture that stops things being overly smooth and instead adds depth and interest to the powerfully knitted body, as do white flowers on the aromatics as it opens. Good stuff. 100% new oak for 24 months. A yield of 49hl/ha. Thunevin has sold a 50% stake in Valandraud to the Lefevre family at Sansonnet (also the new owners of Villemaurine, so a busy year for them). Drinking Window 2029 - 2046