Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valandraud 1992

I read the following comments on the blog :

"1992 Chateau Valandraud, St Emilion (from imperial, as all good wine should be)

This wine ashamed me. I’ve slagged off Valandraud in the past (over-priced Parkerised fruitjuice) despite never having tasted it. But it’s second vintage (and it had a difficult start in 91, 92, 93 & 94), made in perhaps the trickiest year in recent history, was just lovely. Energetic fruit, a buzz that the modern style of St Emilion shows. Highly impressive. Jean-Luc Thunevin apparently can’t remember how many imps he bottled – somewhere between three and six – and they were done by hand on his kitchen table. Unpriceable class. And I am a fool."

Thank you Joss!

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