2010 Rol Valentin Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JL 93
  • WA 92
  • WS 92
  • JS 91

Reviews for 2010 Rol Valentin Bordeaux Blend

JL 93
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
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... 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.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
A strong showing from this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that hit 14.7% natural alcohol, the 2010 Rol Valentin exhibits oodles of sweet black currant and black raspberry fruit along with some toasty oak and a... A strong showing from this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that hit 14.7% natural alcohol, the 2010 Rol Valentin exhibits oodles of sweet black currant and black raspberry fruit along with some toasty oak and a note of charcoal embers in a full-bodied, opulent, showy, even flamboyant style that seems to beg comparison to 2009. This wine should drink beautifully for 10-15 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Rounded and ripe, with dark blackberry and boysenberry flavors melded with ganache, melted black licorice and Black Forest cake. Lush, but with a lovely smoldering charcoal hint to keep this honest on the finish. Best... Rounded and ripe, with dark blackberry and boysenberry flavors melded with ganache, melted black licorice and Black Forest cake. Lush, but with a lovely smoldering charcoal hint to keep this honest on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2025. – JM
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2013
Expressive dense nose with coffee, nutmeg and roasted hazelnuts. Cranberries and plums. Wonderful sweetness of fruit on the palate with loads of crushed chalk. Finely knit and silky. Super soft tannins and quite elegant... Expressive dense nose with coffee, nutmeg and roasted hazelnuts. Cranberries and plums. Wonderful sweetness of fruit on the palate with loads of crushed chalk. Finely knit and silky. Super soft tannins and quite elegant finish. Better in 2015.
JJB 94
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2011
90% merlot 10% cabernet Franc. From a 7.3 hectare vineyard planted to 40% sandy soils north of La Gomerie and 60% in clay and limestone soils east of the town of St. Emilion (next to Valandraud and Fleur Cardinale)... 90% merlot 10% cabernet Franc. From a 7.3 hectare vineyard planted to 40% sandy soils north of La Gomerie and 60% in clay and limestone soils east of the town of St. Emilion (next to Valandraud and Fleur Cardinale). Average age of vines is 43 years with yields of only 30 hls/ha. Table-sorted before and after de-stemming. Malo and aging on the lees in 75% new and 25% one-wine old barrels. Alcohol of14.5-14.7%. Perfumed rose petals and super ripe black fruits with some loamy clay soil on the nose. A big expansion of the mid-palate from an attack of ripe and densely packed black plums currants cassis liquor and boysenberry fruit. Super refined now with a very long and supple finish. Stéphane Derenoncourt consults.