Saturday, May 14, 2011


Pomerol is a bit under the spotlight these days. Following TASTE and a great story from Denis Hervier, Neal Martin, on Robert Parker’s site, tasted many Pomerol, known, lesser known, rare, some rated 94 others 77. Clos du Beau Père 2008 got 88 and a good comment, Fleur de Gay 2008 94 and La Violette 2008 89.
The new labels for Valandraud Blanc and Virginie de Valandraud Blanc 2010 are almost finished: the last N° 1 and N° 2 will be released on Friday, May 13

In the meantime, here are some excerpts from the press kit that will be sent to our customers for Valandraud Blanc:
... "Brilliant success.... One of the finest whites in this vintage"..... Bettane and Desseauve
"Firm and exciting and nervy ..... Way above Bordeaux blanc in quality ".... Jancis Robinson
... "It will be a great bottle. Bravo." Jean Marc Quarin
... "Burgundy-like bouquet ... Clean and crisp." Neal Martin
... "Nice cut .... The flesh is there" ... James Molesworth

And for Virginie de Valandraud White
... "Success immediately attractive" ... Bettane and Desseauve
"Fresh and direct ".... James Molesworth
... "Sweet nose aromatic"… "palate".... Jean Marc Quarin
... "Easy sweet stuff".... Jancis Robinson
... "The palate is crisp"...." Good tension and length. Fine." Neal Martin

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