Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quinté Sens Club de Bordeaux

Thank you Julien Alemant for forwarding this very good comment published on the their site (in French) :
Château de Valandraud, 1992 vintage, Appellation Saint-Emilion grand cru."The robe is sophisticated, with a mahogany color which reveals the age of the wine, but it retains a certain amount of freshness.

The nose is elegant, beguiling, with intensity and plenty of charm. We easily perceive aromas of cocoa, stone fruits and blond tobacco, married to an obvious and welcome freshness which gives this cru its youthfulness.

The wine offers a languid palate, with incredible softness and exquisite precision. Quite straight, void of austerity, on the contrary, the wine offers a panel of flavors, almost inseparable, forming a harmonious ensemble and very high standard. The fruit is preserved, mixed with a nice leather and subtle notes of humus. The tannins are superb, the length as well. A big wine that transcends the vintage. Congratulations to its creator!Rated 95/100 is a wine that is the pride of the vintage in Bordeaux. "

This 1992 was undoubtedly stored in good conditions, and caused a stir at the time and is probably one of the best Bordeaux wines in this difficult vintage.

With calm and serenity, Bernard Burtschy, one of the best critics in the world of wine has written a good paper (in French) for Figaro's October 8, 2009 edition, to defend a wine world which seems to have such a hard time defending itself.

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