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Château Valandraud 2021 released En Primeur

  • Château Valandraud 2021 has been released at £1,176 per 12×75.
  • The wine has 92-94 points from Neal Martin.
  • The 2019, 2017 and 2014 vintages offer better value.

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Valandraud 2021 has been released at €100 per bottle ex-négociant, down 7.4% on the 2020’s opening price.

It is being offered by the international trade for £1,176 per 12×75. The 2019, 2017 and 2014 vintages look better value compared to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.

Critics’ scores

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded today’s release a barrel range of 92-94 points. He called it ‘more linear than previous vintages, yet fresh’.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) gave it 93-95 points and called it ‘compelling’.

William Kelley (The Wine Advocate) rated it 93-94 points. He said that ‘bursting with fruit, this is an especially elegant Valandraud, with below-average alcohol at 13.5%, but it doesn’t lack for anything’.

The wine also received 94-97 from Jeb Dunnuck and 95-96 from James Suckling.

Fair Value analysis

Prices for Valandraud show correlation (53.5%) to Wine Advocate’s scores. Liv-ex members on Silver packages or higher can explore more via the Fair Value tool.

Buyers looking for value might consider the 2019 vintage, which received 97-points from Martin and is available for a 21.4% discount.

Buyers might also be interested in the 2017 and 2014 vintages, which have the same score as today’s release but cost less.

Other releases

Valandraud Blanc has also been released at €48 per bottle ex-négociant.

Virginie de Valandraud has been released at €24 per bottle ex-négociant, while Virginie de Valandraud Blanc at €16 per bottle ex-négociant.

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2021 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.   

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