JAMES SUCKLING: "A serious and very linear white with fine phenolics that run the length of the wine. Medium to full body. Complex fruit character of melon, grapefruit and peaches. Excellent finish. Dry and energetic. 40% sauvignon gris, 40% sauvignon blanc and 20% semillon."
JEB DUNNUCK: "The flagship white from Jean-Luc needs to be tasted to be believed, and I continue to think this is one of the top whites in Bordeaux. A blend of 45% Sauvignon Gris, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, and the rest Sémillon, it has a killer bouquet of honeyed lime, flowers, salty minerality, and exotic citrus fruits. These carry to a medium to full-bodied white with integrated yet vibrant acidity, beautiful balance, and a great finish. It will evolve for two decades."
WEINWISSER: "45 % Sauvignon Gris, 40 % Sauvignon Blanc, 15 % Sémillon. Verwobenes Bouquet, Nektarine, Mandarinenzeste, zarter Minzehauch und Zitronenmelisse. Am saftigen Gaumen mit seifiger Textur, balancierter Rasse, edlem mineralischem Kern und mittlerem Körper. Im gebündelten aromatischen Finale Agrumen, Schlüsselblume und zarter Kreideton. Gehört zu den Besten seiner Klasse. 2024 – 2039."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Lemon rind, pomelo, vanilla, spice, flowers and nuts create the attention-grabbing perfume. The wine is as fresh as it is rich, and creamy-textured. The salt-tinged finish of green apples, yellow citrus, pink grapefruit and touch of chalk really sticks with you, due to all its fruits and freshness. The wine blends 45% Sauvignon Gris, 40% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon. 15% ABV, 3.15 pH. Only 500 cases were produced. Drink from 2025-2035."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „A blend of 45% Sauvignon Gris, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, and 15% Semillon, with a pH of 3.15, the 2022 white Valandraud comes bounding out with bold notes of white peaches, fresh pineapple, and orange blossoms, giving way to scents of candle wax, cedar, and nutmeg. The full-bodied palate is satin-textured with beautiful freshness and bags of juicy pear and tropical fruit flavors, finishing with great length."