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Price: $132.12 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
From an 11.5 acre vineyard spread out in different sectors of St.-Emilion, Rol Valentins 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 M. Parker, Jr., Robertparker.com, Score: 90
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, Vinous.com, Score: 91
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.
– James Suckling, Winespectator.com, Score: 90
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