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Château Rol Valentin

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2023
92
Flowers, black cherries, licorice, and chocolatey espresso open the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, creamy, and fresh, with sweetness to the fruits, lift, and energy on the backend. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec. Drink from 2027-2039. 91-93 Pts.

Flowers, black cherries, licorice, and chocolatey espresso open the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, creamy, and fresh, with sweetness to the fruits, lift, and energy on the backend. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec. Drink from 2027-2039. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
93
Deep in hue, the wine is spicy, floral, and fresh, with sweet, ripe, black raspberries, and plums in the perfume. Creamy, soft, and polished, the medium-bodied wine is fresh, supple, and shows a nice depth of fruit on the refined palate. Drink from 2026-2040. 92-94 Pts.

Deep in hue, the wine is spicy, floral, and fresh, with sweet, ripe, black raspberries, and plums in the perfume. Creamy, soft, and polished, the medium-bodied wine is fresh, supple, and shows a nice depth of fruit on the refined palate. Drink from 2026-2040. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
90
Flowers, toasty oak and red berries with touches of dusty cocoa in the perfume. The palate is all about its elegance, freshness and soft-polished tannins, which allow the sweet plums and chocolate to shine. Drink from 2024-2038.

Flowers, toasty oak and red berries with touches of dusty cocoa in the perfume. The palate is all about its elegance, freshness and soft-polished tannins, which allow the sweet plums and chocolate to shine. Drink from 2024-2038.

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Cherries, licorice, smoke and espresso in the nose and on the palate. The wine is round, soft and polished, with loads of ripe, sweet, juicy, dark plums, chocolate, licorice and espresso in the elegant, fresh finish. Drink from 2023-2037. 89-91

Cherries, licorice, smoke and espresso in the nose and on the palate. The wine is round, soft and polished, with loads of ripe, sweet, juicy, dark plums, chocolate, licorice and espresso in the elegant, fresh finish. Drink from 2023-2037. 89-91

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2020
92
Flowers, black raspberries, licorice, black cherries and plum scents are out in front here. Medium-bodied, silky, fresh, pure and vibrant, as well as refined in texture, the wine offers ample, sweet, ripe, red berries and a touch of cocoa in the finish. Drink from 2024-2040.

Flowers, black raspberries, licorice, black cherries and plum scents are out in front here. Medium-bodied, silky, fresh, pure and vibrant, as well as refined in texture, the wine offers ample, sweet, ripe, red berries and a touch of cocoa in the finish. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Medium-bodied, silky, fresh, pure and vibrant, the fruits are elegant and refined in texture. Finishing with loads of sweet, ripe, red berries with floral touches. this elegant charmer will be just great with only a few years of aging. 91-93 Pts

Medium-bodied, silky, fresh, pure and vibrant, the fruits are elegant and refined in texture. Finishing with loads of sweet, ripe, red berries with floral touches. this elegant charmer will be just great with only a few years of aging. 91-93 Pts

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2019
92
Loads of fresh picked flowers, perfectly ripe, red and black cherries, fresh herbs and tints of cocoa are all over the place here, on the nose and palate. Blending silky-textures, freshness, and layers of elegant, red fruits with nuances of cocoa, licorice and spice in the background, this is going to be just great with a year or two of cellaring. Drink from 2024-2036.

Loads of fresh picked flowers, perfectly ripe, red and black cherries, fresh herbs and tints of cocoa are all over the place here, on the nose and palate. Blending silky-textures, freshness, and layers of elegant, red fruits with nuances of cocoa, licorice and spice in the background, this is going to be just great with a year or two of cellaring. Drink from 2024-2036.

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2018
92
Fresh, soft, elegant, refined, medium-bodied and with loads of ripe, red fruits, dark cherries, flowers, earth and coffee bean on the nose, palate and silky finish. This is probably best in its first 12-15 years of life.

Fresh, soft, elegant, refined, medium-bodied and with loads of ripe, red fruits, dark cherries, flowers, earth and coffee bean on the nose, palate and silky finish. This is probably best in its first 12-15 years of life.

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Elegant and fresh, soft and silky, this medium-bodied charmer remains focused on the purity and refined textures in the fruit. This is probably best in its first 12-15 years of life. 91-93 Pts

Elegant and fresh, soft and silky, this medium-bodied charmer remains focused on the purity and refined textures in the fruit. This is probably best in its first 12-15 years of life. 91-93 Pts

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2017
90
Fresh picked raspberries, cherries and strawberries combine with licorice and espresso to produce an elegant expression here. The wine is soft, medium bodied and will be easy to drink upon release

Fresh picked raspberries, cherries and strawberries combine with licorice and espresso to produce an elegant expression here. The wine is soft, medium bodied and will be easy to drink upon release

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2016
92
With floral, fresh cherry and red and black plums, this is soft, silky and inviting. Medium bodied and polished, this is a charmer.

With floral, fresh cherry and red and black plums, this is soft, silky and inviting. Medium bodied and polished, this is a charmer.

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2015
90
Elegant, fresh, soft and sweet with a medium-bodied, raspberry and cherry-tinged profile that should drink great on release

Elegant, fresh, soft and sweet with a medium-bodied, raspberry and cherry-tinged profile that should drink great on release

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2014
90
With floral, cherry and plum scents in the nose, this medium-bodied, velvety textured wine delivers licorice and sweet, cherries in an open finish. 89-90

With floral, cherry and plum scents in the nose, this medium-bodied, velvety textured wine delivers licorice and sweet, cherries in an open finish. 89-90

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2013
88
With spicy plums, fennel and a light mocha and red berry finish, this should be ready to drink on release. 87-89 Pts

With spicy plums, fennel and a light mocha and red berry finish, this should be ready to drink on release. 87-89 Pts

3,276 Views   Tasted
2012
91
Medium-bodied with refined character, licorice, coffee bean and blackberries, the wine is soft, but a bit light in the finish. 89-91 Pts

Medium-bodied with refined character, licorice, coffee bean and blackberries, the wine is soft, but a bit light in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2011
89
Deep ruby in color, with truffle, licorice, dark cherry, spice and coffee scents, this medium bodied, charming St. Emilion offers a finish filled with bright, fresh, black raspberries and vanilla. 88-90 Pts

Deep ruby in color, with truffle, licorice, dark cherry, spice and coffee scents, this medium bodied, charming St. Emilion offers a finish filled with bright, fresh, black raspberries and vanilla. 88-90 Pts

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2010
91
Youthful, fresh, medium-bodied, and just about ready to go, the wine is all about its fresh, sweet, dark pit fruits, licorice, espresso, and black cherry character, which shows well on the nose and palate.

Youthful, fresh, medium-bodied, and just about ready to go, the wine is all about its fresh, sweet, dark pit fruits, licorice, espresso, and black cherry character, which shows well on the nose and palate.

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Better out of bottle than barrel, the wine offers fresh, ripe, black raspberries, licorice, earth, spice and black cherry jam notes. Silky, soft and round, this medium/full bodied ripe will drink great with just a few years of age.

Better out of bottle than barrel, the wine offers fresh, ripe, black raspberries, licorice, earth, spice and black cherry jam notes. Silky, soft and round, this medium/full bodied ripe will drink great with just a few years of age.

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Coffee, truffle, cassis, plums and licorice scents fill your glass. Silky in texture and more concentrated than the 2009, the wine ends with floral, plum and fennel flavors. Thanks to investments from the new owners and the efforts of their consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt, this Bordeaux wine from St. Emilion is becoming a property to watch. 91-93 Pts

Coffee, truffle, cassis, plums and licorice scents fill your glass. Silky in texture and more concentrated than the 2009, the wine ends with floral, plum and fennel flavors. Thanks to investments from the new owners and the efforts of their consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt, this Bordeaux wine from St. Emilion is becoming a property to watch. 91-93 Pts

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2009
93
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

5,983 Views   Tasted
2008
90
Light ruby in color, the nose is filled with smoke, cherry and coffee scents. Medium bodied, this elegant wine finishes with light, soft cherry sensations.

Light ruby in color, the nose is filled with smoke, cherry and coffee scents. Medium bodied, this elegant wine finishes with light, soft cherry sensations.

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08 Château Rol Valentin, from former soccer star Eric Pressete, begins with an oak, plumy, black and red fruit perfume. Medium bodied and elegant, this is a quality wine for early drinking. 89-91 Pts

08 Château Rol Valentin, from former soccer star Eric Pressete, begins with an oak, plumy, black and red fruit perfume. Medium bodied and elegant, this is a quality wine for early drinking. 89-91 Pts

3,984 Views   Tasted
2006
88
More interesting on the earthy, red fruit and espresso nose than on the rustic, bright red berry and forest leaf oriented palate, this is fully developed and should be drunk up over the next 4-5 years.

More interesting on the earthy, red fruit and espresso nose than on the rustic, bright red berry and forest leaf oriented palate, this is fully developed and should be drunk up over the next 4-5 years.

3,691 Views   Tasted
2005
90
Medium bodied, displaying spicy dark red fruits, herbs and fennel. Air and swirling added to the complexity of the aromatics and helped flesh out the delicate, red berry personality.

Medium bodied, displaying spicy dark red fruits, herbs and fennel. Air and swirling added to the complexity of the aromatics and helped flesh out the delicate, red berry personality.

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2001
90
Fully mature, this is elegant, silky, medium bodied and quite easy to drink. The secondary, truffle, smoke, licorice, tobacco and fresh, earthy, red fruits are at peak, or just slightly past its high point today.

Fully mature, this is elegant, silky, medium bodied and quite easy to drink. The secondary, truffle, smoke, licorice, tobacco and fresh, earthy, red fruits are at peak, or just slightly past its high point today.

3,707 Views   Tasted
2000
90
This soft, light, sleek, red and black fruit filled wine is easy to drink. Eric Prisette, the European Soccer star and former owner recently sold the property to the Robin family who are related to the previous owners of Lafleur. This is a property to watch.

This soft, light, sleek, red and black fruit filled wine is easy to drink. Eric Prisette, the European Soccer star and former owner recently sold the property to the Robin family who are related to the previous owners of Lafleur. This is a property to watch.

3,904 Views   Tasted
1998
89
Medium bodied with notes of ripe black fruits accented with hints of raspberry aromatucs. Produced in a crowd pleasing style, this is a wine I prefer drinking in its youth to capture the freshness. I would not hold this wine more than a few years

Medium bodied with notes of ripe black fruits accented with hints of raspberry aromatucs. Produced in a crowd pleasing style, this is a wine I prefer drinking in its youth to capture the freshness. I would not hold this wine more than a few years

3,403 Views   Tasted
1995
88
Slightly past fully mature, this medium bodied, earthy, spicy, kirsch oriented wine is soft in texture and has a nice, round, cherry finish. Drink up.

Slightly past fully mature, this medium bodied, earthy, spicy, kirsch oriented wine is soft in texture and has a nice, round, cherry finish. Drink up.

4,791 Views   Tasted