2009 Rol Valentin 1.5L

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2009 Rol Valentin
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 89-92

Deep ruby-red. Clean, vibrant aromas of violet, cassis, coffee and licorice. Impressively dense and supple, with ripe, seamless flavors of dark fruits, chocolate and coffee. Conveys noteworthy volume without coming across as overripe on the fresh, long finish.

Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: Issue 150

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Wine Advocate | 89

Showing far better than it did from barrel, but still not one of the great efforts from this estate, this ripe, richly fruity wine has plenty of black cherry, black currant and cedary notes intermixed with some tobacco leaf and subtle background barrique smells. The wine is medium-bodied, possesses excellent concentration, and has lost the overt herbaceousness it exhibited from barrel. Drink it over the next decade.

Drink Dates: 2012-2022
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 199

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Wine Spectator | 93

A fleshy, inviting style, with lots of crushed fig and steeped blackberry fruit woven with warmed cocoa and pain d' epices, all backed by a distinctly racy graphite note. Stays fleshy through the finish without being heavy.

Drink Dates: 2013-2028
Author: James Molesworth


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More Vintages and Sizes of Rol Valentin:

2005 (750ml)

About This Producer


A favorite from St. Emilion, this wine offers that complex matrix of accessibility and age-worthiness inherent to this appellation. Since Eric Prissette a former football player - European style - bought the property in 1994, there has been an intense focus on producing "the most magnificent, flamboyant, and concentrated wines possible." To that end, the wine sees frequent punch-downs during fermentation, malolactic fermentation and aging in 100% new oak on the lees, and micro-oxygenation. The high caliber of these wines contrasts sharply their thoroughly reasonable prices. This is an 85-90% Merlot production, so expect a plush entry and roundness of palate.

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