2020 Chateau Rol Valentin
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  • Nick's Import

2020 Chateau Rol Valentin

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$79. 99
$959.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Rol Valentin has a drop-dead gorgeous perfume of violets, dark chocolate and star anise over a core of wild blueberries, black cherries and preserved plums, plus a hint of Sichuan pepper. The medium to full-bodied palate is seductively fragrant, coating the mouth with energetic black and blue fruits and a velvety texture, finishing with fantastic length and purity. Drink: 2024-2040.
92-94 points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (July 2021)

The 2020 Rol Valentin is gorgeous. Strong Cabernet Franc accents lend tons of aromatic presence to play off a core of rich, heady dark-fleshed fruit. Black cherry, plum, mocha, espresso and grilled herbs all build effortlessly as the 2020 opens in the glass. The new oak is a bit strong, but otherwise, the balance here is very fine. Drink: 2025-2035.
94 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Blackberry, blackcurrant, dark-chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with strong yet creamy tannins and a fresh finish.
93-94 points
James Suckling

Gorgeous blackcurrant nose, sweet and ripe, beautifully expressive with lots of purple floral scents, too. I love the core of this, it's juicy, clean and exciting. More lively than the nose suggests, with strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants to the fore giving life and joy. Tannins are fine and well integrated. This is more lightly framed than some, with such a delicate handling of the structure, the powdery and fine tannins supporting and not overwhelming. More delicate than I was expecting, yet there’s no doubt this is still a powerful wine with gentle muscles and intensity, it’s just controlled and waiting at the moment. Excellent. Drink: 2025-2039.
92 points
Georgina Hindle - Decanter