Jean-Luc Thunevin


Jean-Luc Thunevin is known for having revolutionised the Bordeaux region, starting with the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru wines, home to the highly acclaimed and famed Château Cheval Blanc and Château Angélus, to mention just a couple of names, and afterwards in the Margaux, Pomerol and Lalande de Pomerol appellations, after acquiring new vineyards in these areas.

Jean-Luc Thunevin is passionate about wines, with no previous experience in Bordeaux country, whose initial link with the wine world developed from managing a wine merchant's, that later expanded into distribution and direct sales. In 1989, he and his wife Murielle Andraud bought a few hectares in Saint-Émilion, in the Fongaban Valley, and began to make their own wines, tending the vineyards as though they were looking after gardens (Murielle is the daughter of gardeners), and using techniques considered new at the time, and more usually associated with Burgundy, which enabled them to obtain more concentrated musts.

Château Valandraud was their first project, launched in 1991, and Clos Badon their second. There are more in the pipeline, and all are characterised by low production numbers, new-style wines that are concentrated and generous.

The revolution began when Robert Parker unexpectedly awarded their first wine a high rating. It was a totally unknown “garage wine”, yet it was ranked on a par with the great Bordeaux. Then it happened again, when they were trying to protect the harvest from bad weather conditions in 2000, and covered over a small part of the vineyards, which was not allowed under appellation regulations. This resulted in some bottles from both their first and second wines being released as non-vintage and labelled “Table wine”.

In 2001, Jean-Luc Thunevin and Jean-Roger Calvet started a venture called Domaine-Thunevin Calvet, in the Roussillon AOC.

Jean-Luc Thunevin
Jean-Luc Thunevin

Jean-Luc Thunevin
Jean-Luc Thunevin

Year founded:
1989
Enologist:
Jean-Luc Thunevin
Address:
6 rue Guadet
33330 Saint-Émilion
Telephone:
+33 557 550 913
E-mail:
Web Site:
http://www.thunevin.com/

Wines from Jean-Luc Thunevin

Red Wine

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3 de Valandraud 2013

£21.61 Red Crianza wine, Saint-Émilion (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec

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Château Bel Air Ouÿ 2013

£21.57 Red Crianza wine, Saint-Émilion (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec

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Château Bellevue de Tayac 2011

£30.23 Red Crianza wine, Margaux (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot

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Château Lafont Fourcat 2013

£6.84 Young red wine, Bordeaux (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec

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Château Valandraud 2014

93-95 Parker

£119.53 Red Reserva wine, Saint-Émilion (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Carmenère

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Clos Badon Thunevin 2010

£36.38 Red Crianza wine, Saint-Émilion (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

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Domaine des Sabines 2013

£17.24 Red Crianza wine, Lalande de Pomerol (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

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Domaine Virginie Thunevin 2014

£7.97 Red Crianza wine, Bordeaux (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

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L'Interdit de B...N T...N

£75.44 Red Crianza wine, Bordeaux (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Cabernet Franc

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Virginie de Valandraud 2014

90-92 Parker

£32.74 Red Crianza wine, Saint-Émilion (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Carmenère

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Baby Bad Boy 2010

OUT OF STOCK Young red wine, Sin denominación (FR) (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Grenache

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Bad Boy 2014

OUT OF STOCK Young red wine, Sin denominación (FR) (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Cabernet Franc

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Presidial Thunevin Le Coq Rouge 2010

OUT OF STOCK Young red wine, Bordeaux (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

White Wine

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Bad Boy Chardonnay 2014

£15.50 Young white wine, Sin denominación (FR) (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Chardonnay

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Valandraud Blanc 2014

£56.13 Barrel Aged white wine, Bordeaux (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Sauvignon Gris

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Château Lafont Fourcat Blanc 2015

OUT OF STOCK Young white wine, Bordeaux (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Muscadelle

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Presidial Thunevin Le Coq Blanc 2013

OUT OF STOCK Young white wine, Bordeaux (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Sémillon, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris

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Virginie de Valandraud Blanc 2010

OUT OF STOCK Barrel Aged white wine, Bordeaux (France) Jean-Luc Thunevin Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris

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