Bordeaux, France

Jean Luc Thunevin became a well known figure in the wine world in less than a decade, thanks to its successful garage wine, Château Valandraud. From then on, he became the inspiration and kind of a leader for other garagistes.  The vineyard work is under the strict supervision of Murielle, Jean Luc’s wife, who leads her team to respect each vine and adapt the pruning individually, employ systematic deleafing campaigns, and green harvesting. Jean Luc aims to harvest at full maturity, and copies the Burgundian vinification methods (pigeage…) to reach optimum flavor concentration.  Winery Website
Mauvais Garcon Bordeaux Rouge
"Superb aromas of graphite, black currants, blackberries, violets, white chocolate, sweet licorice, and espresso roast. Boasting great intensity, full-bodied power, beautiful purity, and layers of complexity, this stunning wine should be unusually long-lived."