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Château Rol Valentin

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2018 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

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 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2016 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

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 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

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 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

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

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2012 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2011 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2010 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

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

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2009 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

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.

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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

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2008 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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

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2005 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2001 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2000 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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1998 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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1995 Château Rol Valentin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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