Ch. Valandraud (0.75 L)
WA: As hard as it may be to believe, Valandraudí»s 2001 is better than their 2000. One of the great efforts from proprietors Murielle Andraud and Jean-Luc Thunevin, the 2001 Valandraud boasts a saturated plum/purple color as well as a sumptuously sweet nose of Varhona chocolate intertwined with espresso roast, blackberries, cherry jam, and currants. Full-bodied, opulent, voluptuously textured, pure, rich, and seriously endowed, this is a brilliant effort from Bordeauxí»s leading revolutionary. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020. By the way, the kosher Cuv¿ªe of this wine merits 91-92 points. It is undeniably the finest kosher wine I have ever tasted.
WA / RP: 94