2015 Rol Valentin



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Average critic rating : 91.08 points

90-93

90-93

The 2015 Rol Valentin is dense, powerful and unctuous, with fabulous richness and overall intensity. Raspberry jam, rose petal, cinnamon, mint and white pepper are fused together in a rich, totally seamless St.-Émilion with modern contours and fabulous overall balance. This late-ripening site in the Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse sector often yields distinctive wines. That is very much the case here. The 2015 is not a shy or subtle wine, but it is very nicely done in this style. Julien Lavenu is the consulting winemaker. Tasted three times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

90-92

90-92

The 2015 Château Rol Valentin has a rich and opulent bouquet with plush blueberry and crème de cassis fruit, violets tucked just behind. The palate is full-bodied with dense but not jammy black fruit, quite structured with a dash of spice towards the powerful finish. It feels feisty and feral at the moment, but I suspect this will gain more finesse and cohesion once in bottle. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2045

93-94

93-94

This is fantastic with density and finish and beautiful length. Powerful and rich. So much going on here. Harks back to the great wines of the 1990 from here. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

89-92

89-92

A solid, direct wine in the making, showing dark plum and anise notes, with integrated toast and a lingering tobacco whiff. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

16

16

Baked fruit which isn’t quite in keeping with the pure and fresh style of most 2015s. Impeccably polished palate with quite a firm grip on the finish and plenty of gutsy concentration through to the finish. The nose deserves the benefit of the doubt – there’s a lot of quality here. (RH). Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2020-2028

91

91

Rich, plush and deeply coloured, this is a ripe, concentrated style with supporting tannins, lots of aromatic oak and plum and bramble fruit. There’s enough power to cope with the 75% new oak. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2020-2028



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Rol Valentin 2015
+£32.33     (+12.68%) Latest price:  £287.33
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