A linear and tight young white with dried pears and apples with hints of cream and cedar. Medium body. Subtle honey and stone flavors. Always excellent.
92-93 points, James Suckling (Apr 2019)
The 2018 Virginie de Valandraud Blanc slips out of the glass with softly spoken notes of lemongrass, lime cordial and chalk dust giving way to a core of fresh pineapple and green mango with a waft of honeysuckle. Medium-bodied, the palate gives bags of citrus and tropical fruit and a racy line lifting the long finish.
90-92 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Apr 2019)
I continue to love the whites from the Thunevin team. The 2018 Virginie de Valandraud Blanc (50% Sémillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sauvignon Gris) has a fresh, crisp, medium-bodied style as well as classy notes of tart pineapple, lemon, and exotic citrus. It has terrific acidity, notable purity, and is a high-quality Bordeaux Blanc I’d be thrilled to drink.
90-92 points, Jeb Dunnuck (May 2019)
The 2018 Virginie de Valandraud Blanc is bright and focused, with lovely energy driving the citrus, mint and floral notes. This is an espeically tense style for a Sémillon-based white. The blend is 50% Sémillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sauvignon Gris.
90-92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2019)