Bordeaux

2014 Rol Valentin

$983.88
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12 x 750ml
Enticing red with a center palate of ripe fruit, chocolate and spices. Full to medium body, polished and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Excellent. Drink in 2020. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
93 POINTS
James Suckling

Enticing red with a center palate of ripe fruit, chocolate and spices. Full to medium body, polished and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Excellent. Drink in 2020.

Expert Review
93 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

An outrageously beautiful wine, the 2014 Rol Valentin has been absolutely striking on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. Dark stone fruit, smoke, licorice and sweet French oak effortlessly fill out the wine's ample, voluptuous frame. As always, Rol Valentin is a flamboyant, racy Saint-Émilion built on textural richness. Best of all, the 2014 won't require too much time in bottle. This is a beautiful and highly expressive wine in every way. The 2014 is 90 % Merlot and 10 % Cabernet Franc, vinified in oak vats, with malolactic fermentation done entirely in barrique. Julien Lavenu is the consulting winemaker. Tasted three times.

Expert Review
90 POINTS
Tim Atkin

Shows a lightly woodsy frame, with an apple wood edge that is trying to meld with the core of steeped plum skin and raspberry preserve flavors. A loamy hint shows on the finish. There's solid depth here, but this needs time to unwind through the finish. Best from 2019 through 2026. 835 cases made.

Expert Review
90 POINTS
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

The Château Rol Valentin 2014 is a little reticent at first, but it unfurls nicely in the glass revealing ripe small dark cherries intermixed with blueberry and lavender scents. The palate is ripe and rounded on the entry, a voluminous Saint Emilion, but with requisite acidity to keep everything balanced. It only needs to develop a little more complexity and finesse on the finish. This should drink nicely once in bottle.

Expert Review
90 POINTS
Jeannie Cho Lee MW - Asian Palate

Sweet plum and redcurrant dominate this supple, round Saint-Emillion red. The fruit is approachable and generous with a fairly long finish. Well crafted with good potential to age.

Expert Review
90 POINTS
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

Shows a lightly woodsy frame, with an apple wood edge that is trying to meld with the core of steeped plum skin and raspberry preserve flavors. A loamy hint shows on the finish. There's solid depth here, but this needs time to unwind through the finish. Best from 2019 through 2026. 835 cases made.

Expert Review
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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

Expert Review
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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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Winemakers Note

Rol Valentin, a family classified growth The first takeoff of Château Rol Valentin took place in 1994 when it was acquired by Eric Prissette, a professional soccer player. Then, a new era began in 2009 when Alexandra and Nicolas Robin purchased the estate. This dynamic couple has worked with passion and commitment to improve the quality of the wines. In 2022, their efforts were rewarded: Rol Valentin joined the prestigious circle of Grand Crus Classés of Saint-Emilion. The vineyard of Rol Valentin, covering an area of 7 hectares, lies mainly on a limestone plateau (5.65 hectares) and an argilo-limestone slope between Château Valandraud (1st Grand Cru Classé) and Château Fleur Cardinale (Grand Cru Classé). The wine is vinified in small wooden barrels, which allows for very precise plot selection. With the help of Stéphane Derenoncourt, Rol Valentin strives to produce a wine that is representative of its terroir: finesse, harmony, and power are the elements that best characterize the identity of the estate.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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