Alain Bringolf (Winemega) wrote this comment on Valandraud :
Valandraud 2004, Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion
Tasted after decanting twice and three hours spent in the cellar.
Purple robe, bright and deep.
Full flavors of red fruits, blackberries and cherries – in other words very Merlot. A touch of spice, cedar. Valandraud 2004 is big in your mouth, letting a delicious fruit express itself fully, wrapped in beautiful and present tannins. Still marked by its aging with a woody finish which, I think, will melt in a few months. Concentrated finish, intense and long, perfectly balanced.
We can taste the full potential of this desirable Valandraud but should wait until it is ready.
Thank you for thinking of decanting this wine! You can ready his tasting notes on www.winemega.com/fr/
And on Vininews, a podcast from the recent visit of the team from CYBELLE WINES