Chateau Rol Valentin 2010

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 124146
  • JS95
  • WS92
  • RP92
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Critical Acclaim

"This has lots of salty, juicy and enticing character to it. Full and velvety with gorgeous fruit So sexy. So sexy and elegant. Wonderful freshness too. Bright and sassy.
Barrel Sample: 94-95 Points"
95 Points

"Rounded and ripe, with dark blackberry and boysenberry flavors melded with ganache, melted black licorice and Black Forest cake. Lush, but with a lovely smoldering charcoal hint to keep this honest on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2025."
92 Points

"A strong showing from this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that hit 14.7% natural alcohol, the 2010 Rol Valentin exhibits oodles of sweet black currant and black raspberry fruit along with some toasty oak and a note of charcoal embers in a full-bodied, opulent, showy, even flamboyant style that seems to beg comparison to 2009."
92 Points

"Bright, deep red. Wild, musky red fruits and graphite on the nose, complicated by licorice and minerals. Sweet and silky on entry, then tight but smooth in the middle, with a delicate quality to the red fruit and underbrush flavors. The mildly tannic, moderately long finish features attractive perfume. I'm a big fan of this property, but this version seems almost too understated. Perhaps its second year in barrel and time in bottle will bring more weight and flesh.
Barrel Sample: 88-91 Points"
91 Points

Learn About Chateau Rol Valentin

In June 1994, Eric Prissett - the former professional footballer bought a property in Bordeaux. This consited of a traditional stone house surrounded by vines in the heart of the Saint-Emillion apellation.

The vineyard, attentively tended by its new owner, quickly grew and was renamed Rol Valentin. Prissette has always attached great importance to producing the most magnificent, flamboyant, and concentrated wines possible. He works with meticulous care to embody the magic of Saint-Emilion in his wine.

Learn About St-Emilion

(saint eh-meel-YOHN) Medieval Village, Modern Wine A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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