The 2016 Virginie de Valandraud has a well-defined bouquet featuring a mixture of red and black fruit tinged with pressed iris flowers and showing commendable mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and plenty of tarry black fruit tinged with white pepper. The intense but focused finish bodes well for the future. Excellent.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2032
Robert Parker 92
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Virginie de Valandraud offers gorgeous black cherries, mulberries and black raspberry scents with hints of star anise, violets and cumin seed. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is firmly structured with firm, velvety tannins and tons of freshness, lifting the perfumed black fruits to a long finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2032