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Wine "Bad Boy", Bordeaux AOC, 2009

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Tasting Notes


The wine is dark ruby ​​color with ink reflections.


The taste of wine is filled with stringy tones of ripe dark fruit, licorice and hints of a jam. As the taste, texture and appears rounded notes of plums in dark chocolate. The average duration of aftertaste filled with youthful tannins and fruit.


The aroma of wine is made up of lush tones of blackberry, cherry liqueur, smoked oak, shades of black currant, plum, black coffee, cocoa, licorice and smoke.


The wine is recommended to serve with meat dishes and mature cheeses.

Interesting Facts

Jean-Luc Tyunevan, commonly known as the godfather of the "garage wine", is famous for its stunning above all, have become truly iconic, wine "Chateau Valendraud" . Many years ago, Robert Parker for rebelliousness, pioneering spirit, craving for experimentation and contempt canons awarded Jean-Luc comic nicknames "bad boy" (literally means "bad guy" in the American youth slang - "tough guy") and "black sheep "(idiom meaning" a scoundrel, a geek, a renegade, "literally - the" black sheep "). Nickname stuck tightly. Tyunven many years nurtured the concept of the new Bordeaux wine, decided to turn their name, which was dedicated to the name of the winemaker is encrypted and eminent mastermind in fine wine in an intriguing package. Interestingly, in Europe wine is produced under the name of "Bad Boy", and in the US - "Mauvais Garcon" ("bad guy" in French). It would seem, should be the opposite.

Magnificent harvest of 2009 asked a very high bar for regional wines, however, "Bad Boy" in 2009 took a worthy place and received very good reviews from wine gurus such as magazine "Wine Spectator" and an expert James Suckling. One of the issues of the journal contained a review of Bordeaux wines, 2009, and articles on Jean-Louis and his brainchild, called "The villain of Bordeaux" ("Bordeaux's Black Sheep"). Article consisted of 6 (!) Pages of text and photos. In a special supplement to release the highlights at best in terms of price and quality of the wine, "Bad Boy" in 2009 took one of the first places.
"Bad Boy", 2009 - daring, juicy, tasty, sassy wine; very easy cheerful style Merlot from Bordeaux, who do not need to decipher and understand.

Producer's description

Jean-Luc Tyunevan - a recognized leader "garazhistov", born in Algeria - moved with his parents to France at the age of 10 years. In 1984, he opened a small grocery store, which soon became a wine bar, and then the liquor store. For the purchase of the vineyard Jean-Luc decided only in 1989. The name "Chateau Valandraud" which winemaker Jean-Luc Tyunven gave his initially very modest ownership (0.6 ha), was born from the mixing of the words "Val" (fr. "Valley") and his wife's maiden name of Jean-Luc Muriel - Androud. This winemaker secured it a significant contribution to their common cause. On the improvement of the production process, Jean-Luc experimented for years to come. Barrels in which the wine was aged for lack of other suitable places, put right in your garage. When in 1995, the brainchild of the estate Valandraud finally received the recognition it deserves Robert Parker, there was a boom in this "garage" wine. His new wife is not high status reaffirmed in subsequent years.
Critics, despite the recognition of the quality and originality of wine Chateau Valandraud, some annoyed by the fact that Jean-Luc Tyunevan easily violated Bordeaux winemaking tradition - his fault just do not fit standard to Bordeaux. Nevertheless, the commercial success of a family business that stands out attentiveness to detail speaks for itself.



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