2009 Château Rol Valentin St. Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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Fully ready to go, the nose pops with black raspberries, flowers, chocolate, and licorice. Medium-bodied, elegant and silky, with ample, sweet fruit in the finish, this is quite nice in your glass. No decanting needed. Drink from 2024-2035.

Fully ready to go, the nose pops with black raspberries, flowers, chocolate, and licorice. Medium-bodied, elegant and silky, with ample, sweet fruit in the finish, this is quite nice in your glass. No decanting needed. Drink from 2024-2035.

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This is such a luscious, forward wine, it's fun to drink today. Decanted, 90 minutes prior to dinner, the wine is dark ruby in color. The nose serves up espresso, smoke, spice, thyme and black cherry liqueur aromas. Medium/full bodied, soft and polished, the silky, dark red berries and spice notes in the finish hit the spot. The wine was made from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

This is such a luscious, forward wine, it's fun to drink today. Decanted, 90 minutes prior to dinner, the wine is dark ruby in color. The nose serves up espresso, smoke, spice, thyme and black cherry liqueur aromas. Medium/full bodied, soft and polished, the silky, dark red berries and spice notes in the finish hit the spot. The wine was made from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

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Forward in style and filling out nicely, this is developing better than anticipated. After a few years in the bottle, it seems richer, with more lush qualities in the plush finish. This wine is already fun to drink.

Forward in style and filling out nicely, this is developing better than anticipated. After a few years in the bottle, it seems richer, with more lush qualities in the plush finish. This wine is already fun to drink.

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2009 Rol Valentin. The property has new owners related to the Robin family, previous owners of the famed Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol. The fruit is sourced from two separate vineyards: 60% of the crop comes from vineyards located in the eastern sector of St. Emilion, not far from Valandraud, on clay and limestone soils, while the remaining 40% emanates from property with sandy soils located close to Gomerie. The wine opens with stone, floral, black cherry and plum aromatics. Soft and velvety textured, this elegant wine should drink well after a few years of bottle age. I’ve always liked the style of this wine, but the lack of the wine’s ability to age has put me off from buying it. The 2009 is the best vintage I’ve tasted from this chateau. I hope the quality and style of this vintage will allow it to age better than those of previous years. 90-92 Pts

2009 Rol Valentin. The property has new owners related to the Robin family, previous owners of the famed Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol. The fruit is sourced from two separate vineyards: 60% of the crop comes from vineyards located in the eastern sector of St. Emilion, not far from Valandraud, on clay and limestone soils, while the remaining 40% emanates from property with sandy soils located close to Gomerie. The wine opens with stone, floral, black cherry and plum aromatics. Soft and velvety textured, this elegant wine should drink well after a few years of bottle age. I’ve always liked the style of this wine, but the lack of the wine’s ability to age has put me off from buying it. The 2009 is the best vintage I’ve tasted from this chateau. I hope the quality and style of this vintage will allow it to age better than those of previous years. 90-92 Pts

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When to Drink Chateau Rol Valentin, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Rol Valentin is better with at least 3-6 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour, or a bit longer, helping the wine soften to help develop the aromatic character.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Rol Valentin offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 4-18 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Rol Valentin with Wine, and Food Pairing Tips

Chateau Rol Valentin is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Rol Valentin is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Rol Valentin is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.

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