CHÂTEAU ROL VALENTIN Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2016
94+ points “The 2016 Rol Valentin is absolutely fabulous. Rich sumptuous and super-expressive the 2016 hits all the right notes. Blood orange mint espresso and sweet red-toned fruit all grace this exquisite alluring Saint-Émilion. Silky tannins and bright overtones add to the wine's sheer appeal. This vivid stunningly beautiful Saint-Émilion will drink well right out of the gate.” – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous
93 points “Spice black cherries earth and forest floor notes all emerge from the 2016 Château Rol Valentin a ripe sexy beautifully balanced effort that delivers the goods. With silky tannins medium to full body no hard edges and a great finish it's well worth seeking out.” – Jeb Dunnuck
Château Rol Valentin may not be a household name yet but it’s one to keep an eye on. They’re an exciting new breed of garagiste in Saint-Émilion creating immensely concentrated and juicy reds using innovative techniques and lots of new oak influence. With a little help from Stéphane Derenoncourt (one of the world’s most sought-after consultants) Alexandre and Nicolas Robin (whose sisters used to own Château Lafleur and Château Le Gay) are building a reputation for excellence. With less than eight hectares of vines they make wines in tiny quantities so this is very hard to come by.
We adore the drama and confidence of Rol Valentin 2016. Crafted using 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc it’s brimming with coffee liquorice black fruit plum crumble raspberry jam cigar box and negroni nuances. A bold and when opened in company hush-inducing red.
SKU No.: 3703645
Style No.: 878695
Grapes: Merlot,Cabernet Franc
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14%