"If J.L Thunevin has received Special Selection on several occasion for his Valandraud, this year it is Clos Badon’s turn. The vineyard is planted on sandy gravel with 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. When tasted, all is there: bright purple robe; the fine and intense bouquet blended with fresh fruits and toasted wood stave and a hint of vanilla; the suave palate develops into a soft flesh, ample and delicately perfumed, supported by elegant tannins. To discover in two to three years.
The cuvee 2004 of Virginie de Valandraud is full of charm, will give you pleasure for the next ten years. It was given one star.”