3 de Valandraud Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2013
Region: Saint Emilion
65 % Merlot, Cabernet Franc 30 %, Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec 5%
the troisième wine of Château Valandraud, has a delineated, precise bouquet with cassis and violets. It is more intense than you would expect.
The palate is well defined and cohesive, very smooth, so much so that it could slip down the throat with ease. There is something nonchalant and endearing about this modest wine and it should give easy-drinking pleasure.
Wine Enthusiast: 88