2010 Rol Valentin Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • JS 95
  • WS 95
  • JL 93
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2010 Rol Valentin Bordeaux Blend

JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This has lots of salty juicy and enticing character to it. Full and velvety with gorgeous fruit So sexy. So sexy and elegant. Wonderful freshness too. Bright and sassy.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
A very rounded red already showing an almost creamy texture to its plum sauce blackberry and melted licorice notes. The long polished finish makes this seem accessible now belying the depth that's here. A serious young... A very rounded red already showing an almost creamy texture to its plum sauce blackberry and melted licorice notes. The long polished finish makes this seem accessible now belying the depth that's here. A serious young wine. -J.M.
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 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc with 14.5-14.7% alcohol the 2010 Rol Valentin is the strongest wine this estate has produced in several years. Consultant Stephane Derenoncourt deserves credit for... 2010: Composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc with 14.5-14.7% alcohol the 2010 Rol Valentin is the strongest wine this estate has produced in several years. Consultant Stephane Derenoncourt deserves credit for producing this wine which enjoys an excellent terroir situated near parcels owned by Valandraud and Fleur Cardinale. Its opaque ruby/purple hue is accompanied by plenty of black raspberry blueberry toasty oak and floral notes. Opulent powerful and rich with moderate tannins it should drink well young yet age easily for 10-15 years.
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.