Type: White Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Chateau de Valandraud
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: St Emilion
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS=93 Dried lemon zest, pineapple, mimosa, almond, dried herb, and a hint of honey. It’s medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a waxy texture. Almond and waxed-lemon notes follow through to a long finish. Some flint at the end. Drink or hold.
AG=92 The 2018 Virginie de Valandraud Blanc is laced with the essence of citrus peel, crushed rocks, white pepper, and mint. The Virginie is done in a style that emphasizes tension and energy more than textural richness. Readers will find that style in the Grand Vin.
WS=92 Bright and lively, with straw, peach, yellow apple, and lemon peel flavors racing along together, backed by a long quinine note on the finish. Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris. Drink now through 2024. 1,083 cases made.
RP=91 The 2018 Virginie de Valandraud Blanc opens with invigorating notes of freshly squeezed lemons, grapefruit, and Granny Smith apples plus hints of struck flint and wet slate. The medium-bodied palate delivers a crisp line of freshness cutting through the clean citrus flavors, finishing on a chalky note.