Friday, December 7, 2007

I told you so...

Neal Martin just published his tasting notes (tasted blind) of Saint Emilion 2003. This is what he wrote on Valandraud :

Château Valandraud 2003: the best wine of these four Saint Emilion flights so kudos to Mon. Thunevin whose wine consistently shines in tough blind tastings such as these. Valandraud was the top-scoring Saint Emilion although note that Château Ausone was included in a separate flight consisting of the “Big Eight”.

2003 Château Valandraud 93

The first Saint Emilion that shows real, bona fide quality. A tempered nose of raspberry, redcurrants, damsons and a touch of fennel. A very elegant nose, plump and with great delineation. Very focused with good weight, this is a wine that has brushed aside the limitations of the 2003 growing season to produce a seamless, delectable wine in a “traditional” style (written blissfully ignorant of its identity!) Wonderful. Drinking 2008-2018. Tasted January 2007.

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