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Valandraud

16 Bottles Available 2015
$163.00

Valandraud 2015

12 In-Stock 750ml
$50.00

Valandraud Blanc 2015

4 In-Stock 750ml
10 Bottles Available 2014
$125.00

Valandraud 2014

10 In-Stock 750ml
OWC
To request an OWC, please inquire.
4 Bottles Available 2011
$222.00

Valandraud 2011

4 In-Stock 750ml
10 Bottles Available 2010
$53.00 $60.00
You save $7.00

Valandraud 3 de Valandraud 2010

6 In-Stock 750ml
BSL
$60.00

Valandraud 3 de Valandraud 2010

4 In-Stock 750ml
8 Bottles Available 2006
$248.00

Valandraud 2006

7 In-Stock 750ml
$1,866.00

Valandraud 2006 6L

1 Pre-Arrival 6L
24 Bottles Available 2005
$224.00

Valandraud 2005

15 In-Stock 750ml
$232.00

Valandraud 2005

6 Pre-Arrival 750ml
$570.00

Valandraud 2005 1.5L

3 Pre-Arrival 1.5L
6 Bottles Available 2003
$163.00

Valandraud 2003

4 In-Stock 750ml
$148.00 $163.00
You save $15.00

Valandraud 2003

2 In-Stock 750ml
NL
5 Bottles Available 1999
$181.00

Valandraud 1999

5 In-Stock 750ml
Valandraud

The Winery

Valandraud

"The energy is palpable in this Saint Emilion, a quite stupendous wine from Jean-Luc and Murielle that must stand as one of the best on the Right Bank.
–Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

Located in the Right Bank of Bordeaux, Château de Valandraud is an estate that formed in the late 1980s by wine merchant Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud after purchasing a 1.5-acre plot in Saint-Émilion. After forming their own label of wine, they decided on the name Valandraud as homage to the Vallon de Fongaban, where most of the vines are planted, and Murielle’s last name, who has subsequently been the winemaker for the last decade. The winery was classified in the 2012 Saint-Émilion Classification as Premier Grand Crus Classe B and their portfolio is comprised of Merlot-dominant reds as well as whites made from Savignon Blanc and Semillion. Château de Valandraud is also, interestingly, thought to be one of Bordeaux’s first ‘garagiste’ wineries who began making rich and more internationally acclaimed blends from very early on, so much that Jean-Luc has earned the nickname as the Bad Boy of Saint-Émilion. In 2002, the winery gained media attention for lining the vineyards with plastic sheets to prevent potential water damage from the forecasted rain during the harvest months. Because of this, the wines were declassified to Vin de Table and the original names couldn’t be used on the bottles. Because such small amounts of Valandraud wines are produced, bottles can be extremely difficult to find. Jean-Luc is a thriving consultant for several wineries across both banks of Bordeaux and his wines continue to receive high praise.

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