73% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc. Sandy, fine gravel and iron rich soil. Aged 13 months in French oak barrels without any rackings. Valois is located just near Cheval Blanc.  

92 points
"It offers some obvious oak as well as complex notes of black cherries and flowery spice. These carry to a medium-bodied Pomerol that has plenty of extract and concentration, yet stays balanced and elegant, with plenty of charm."
Jeb Dunnuck,
91 points
"The Château de Valois is owned by the Leydet family, who also owns the St. Émilion Grand Cru, Château Leydet-Valentin, with Frédéric Leydet having taken over direction of Château de Valois from his father, Bernard in the 1996 vintage. Their Pomerol estate comprises just under eight hectares of vines, with the vineyards planted to eighty-three percent merlot and seventeen percent cabernet franc. The wine is raised in one-third new wood, as the family practices a three year barrel rotation for their Pomerol estate. The 2016 version offers up a deep and pure nose of plums, black cherries, cigar ash, a good base of soil, dark chocolate and a touch of spicy oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and well-balanced, with a fine core of fruit, good soil signature and grip, ripe tannins and a long, nascently complex and quite promising finish. This is going to be an excellent bottle once it is ready to drink! 2026-2050."
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
July 2021
90 points
"In the 19th century, this was part of the large Figeac prop- erties. Today owned by the Leydet family, the vineyards has produced a balanced, richly structured wine, with fine tan- nins and juicy black fruits. Its weight is balanced by acidity and freshness, that comes through the end."
Roger Voss,
Wine Enthusiast
90 points
"Cherries and hints of berries in the nose and palate. Medium-bodied and fine tannins. Clean finish."
James Suckling,

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