Valandraud 2017 released

By April 23, 2018Bordeaux 2017

Valandraud 2017 has been released at €100 per bottle ex-negociant, down 22% on the 2016’s opening price of €129. It is being offered by UK merchants for £1,200 per 12×75, down 22% in sterling terms on the 2016 release of £1,550 per case.

Overall, critics have been impressed with this year’s Valandraud. James Suckling (94-95) commented on its “flavourful finish”, while James Molesworth (93-96) said the wine was “a terrific effort”. Roger Voss agreed that is was “impressively structured” and awarded a barrel range of 95-97 points.

Buyers looking for value might consider the 2012. Neal Martin scored the wine 95 points and described it as “quite stupendous”, adding that it “must stand as one of the best on the Right Bank”. It is currently available at a 21% discount to today’s release.

 


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