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2001 Château Rol Valentin

St-Emilion

Label nicked and slightly bin marked; Josue V. Harari Collection help
 
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PRICE:
$48.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 Bottle

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Ruby-red. Expressive nose melds black raspberry, dark chocolate, espresso and smoky oak. Sweet, lush and seamless; a silky, subtle midweight, with lovely clarity of raspberry, coffee and floral flavors. Finishes floral and fine, with ripe tannins and subtle persistence. Again, this is distinctly Vosne-Romanee-like, and utterly seductive." Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(IWC, 05/01/2004)

Rating: 91


"From an 11.5 acre vineyard spread out in different sectors of St.-Emilion, Rol Valentin's 2001 is a top-notch sleeper of the vintage. Deep ruby/purple-colored, with a sweet nose of black fruits and smoky new oak, it possesses a layered texture, impressive purity, and a medium to full-bodied, lush, rich, moderately tannic finish. Drink this seamless, accessible 2001 between 2006-2015." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #153
(WA, 06/01/2004)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2006-2015


"Delicious red with blackberries, currants and vanilla character, medium to full body and a silky, cool fruit finish. Very fine indeed. Rol Valentin is a serious small producer now. Best after 2007. 1,165 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2004)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2007


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