Jacques Dupont recently tasted generic Bordeaux for the magazine Le Point, and wrote an article titled «Generic Bordeaux : finally pleasure !»…..
… And our 2005 Présidial, was one of the front runners:
15.5 - PRESIDIAL 2005 (Jean Luc Thunevin)
Explosive fruits, raspberry, blackberry, hints of roses, full palate, soft, smooth tannins, with live and fresh finish, little touch of astringency.
Today, in the latest issue of the Revue du Vin de France (March 2007), Présidial won the second place:
16/20 THUNEVIN Bordeaux rouge Présidial 2005
Jean-Luc Thunevin (Château Valandraud) created his generic brand in 2000. The total production is still limited (46000 bottles), but it is a great success in terms of vinification and choice of batches. Undeniably, this vintage is a success for Présidial. Overall it is rich and full, with plenty of fruit. We were seduced by this wine and its attractive price.
Not bad, isn’t it?