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Decanter ~ 18.5 Points (5 Stars)
Stephen Brooks picks his stars.
"Ripe apricot nose, stylish oak. Good attack, powerful and concentrated, zesty and mineral. Superb potential."
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Wine Spectator ~ 96 Points
"Wow. Wonderfully fresh, with currant, blackberry and flowers on the nose. I just want to keep on smelling it. Full-bodied, with ultravelvety tannins and loads of berry and chocolate character. Dense and firm. Big wine, muscular."
Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 97 Points
Fantastic and large on entry, this wine starts to melt while evolving very complex, juicy, silky, caressing and aromatic at the same time. (..) It is marvelous and above all totally impossible not to swallow this wine with pleasure. I strongly recommend tasting it today.
Wine Spectator ~ 92 Points
"An amped-up style, with showy aromatics of toasty spice and wood, but there's good solid density to the blackberry, black currant and fig fruit, and the toast melds into a more honest graphite edge through the finish. A solid expression of the modern style."
Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 93 Points
Lovely dark red. Lovely neat nose, intense, fine, fruity and mature. (...) Flavourful, very woven, very well constructed, it is velvety and caressing, strong under the velvet, as it advances to a finish of melting tannins and an impressive taste of violet. Very, very lovely length. Noble tannic grain. A great wine.
" This highly-focused wine exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue in addition to a beautiful bouquet of black raspberries, blueberries, camphor, spring flowers, and spice box. With superb concentration, a hint of minerals, and a lovely textured mouthfeel.." Robert Parker - Rating (94)
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Decanter ~ 19 Points
"A wine marked by its purity, freshness and honeyed, unctuous flavour as well as searing freshness and length. It has the breed of a great wine."
"In the mouth, it is the most refined Valandraud that I have tasted. Very supple in mid-mouth, strong, it keeps a good freshness. Very great finish with fine grain, the finest ever seen on this estate, the most aromatic, too. It is a delight while maintaining very good quality. A must." Jean-Marc Quarin - Rating (95)
Wine Spectator ~ 95-100
Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 100 Points
"On the palate, it is marvelous and melts gracefully with nuances before finishing ethereal. I have never known this growth so subtle and full both at the same time. It is a great, great wine!"