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Chateau Rol Valentin | Red | 2003 | Bordeaux | Left Bank - Vivino Rating 4.1

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Intro: Château Rol Valentin is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, an area next to Saint-Émilion proper. Do not confuse such wines with those that are ranked Grand cru in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is located in the Right Bank of France’s Bordeaux wine region in the commune of Saint-Émilion, in the department Gironde.

The wine's small production and use of oak in combination with high prices and ratings places it among Saint-Émilion's "Vins de garage".


Winery
: Château Rol Valentin

Region: Bordeaux | Sauternes (Left Bank)

Grapes: Red Bordeaux Blend

Aging: French Oak Barrels


Tasting Notes: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 90 Points: “Made in a soft, but not over-ripe style, the deep ruby/plum-tinged 2003 reveals broad, sexy notes of vanilla, black cherry jam, dried herbs, and sweet currants. This fleshy, round, low acid, seductive, luscious effort will provide pleasure over the next decade. Only 1,250 cases were produced, and the 2003 tipped the scales at 13.5% alcohol. (RP) Apr 2006

 

Rating: WS 92, RP 90, ST 90, 4.1 v