Château Rol Valentin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2010 Bordeaux Red Wine, $54.39-$63.99, 93 points, appeared core black and trended deep blackberry-red at the edge of the transparent rim.
Cedar, rose, mushrooms, and damson plum on the nose were pleasant and gentle.
Amazing how Bordeaux produces a Merlot (90% with 10% Cabernet Franc), so rich, acidic, tannic, round, floral, and complex with an expectation that ten years from now this wine will only be better!
This wine is tight and promising, but a bit rough, yet full of athletics and energy. Flavors beyond the aroma were tangy mulberry, soft boysenberry, and savory.
Finished very long on a trailing palate, a touch of the 14% alcohol, and cayenne.
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