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Château Rollan de By Red Bordeaux Blend Médoc 2011

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Fresh, good fruit tones and nice balance. - WS Grand Tour 2011

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Chateau Rollan de By:
Jean Guyon's determination to succeed in everything that he undertakes is just as deeply rooted as his vines at Begadan, in a clayey limestone hilltops. With his usual straightforwardness, Jean Guyon clearly acknowledges to have taken all the necessary financial and human steps to make Rollan de By a reference point in the Medoc. His ambitions, as a vine-grower are very precise : to increas... Read more
Jean Guyon's determination to succeed in everything that he undertakes is just as deeply rooted as his vines at Begadan, in a clayey limestone hilltops. With his usual straightforwardness, Jean Guyon clearly acknowledges to have taken all the necessary financial and human steps to make Rollan de By a reference point in the Medoc. His ambitions, as a vine-grower are very precise : to increase the standing of this appellation with the help of the owners in this sector of the northern Medoc, far too often underestimated, and let people discover the riches of this terroir. Since then, Chateau Haut Condissas (in 1995), Chateau Tour Seran (in 2000) and Chateau La Clare (in 2001) have come along. These estates together with Château Rollan de By form a viticultural unity of very high quality in the Medoc appellation. Read less

Member Reviews for Château Rollan de By Red Bordeaux Blend Médoc

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/30/2012

Fresh, good fruit tones and nice balance. - WS Grand Tour 2011


Snooth User: winolee
40928559
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/17/2009

Aroma perfumey. Red fruits of raspberry, cherries. Some licorice. Subtle tobacco at the end. Paired nicely with foie GRAS, squab, lamb. Elegant but a bit short at the finish.


Snooth User: jas d
2404143
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/23/2009

This was one of the business class wines served on 2 recent air france flights, and was memorably enjoyable. I didn't expect to find it in this $30 price range, however. At $15-18 it would be an excellent buy.


Snooth User: Kinga Leiser
133167119
0.50 5
Vintage: 2005 08/13/2013

One half glass


Snooth User: Matthijs Visser
106842512,229
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 04/20/2012

Dark ruby; on the nose there's blackcurrant, black cherry, tobacco, cedar, and hints of mint and barnyard. Medium bodied, medium+ acidity, and soft tannins. Red cherry, blackcurrant, and earthy notes on the palate. I suspect this is peaking, so glad we opened this up.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 06/20/2010

Rounded nose of ripe red berry fruit. Some nice elements of spice. On the palate, soft berry notes with spice and polished tannin backbone. Very nice.


Snooth User: taloucci
21356562
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/31/2010

Five glasses


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External Reviews for Château Rollan de By Red Bordeaux Blend Médoc

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/08/2012

This has good dark plum and mulled cherry fruit, with a dusting of spice on the finish. Nice firm tobacco edge adds length.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rollan de By 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/26/2013

Aromas of black cherries, damp earth and cedar show with air, leading to a luscious, rich mouthfeel. Seductive and sophisticated, this wine is well-deserving of its number 96 ranking on the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2010.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 08/08/2013

Aromas of black cherries, damp earth and cedar show with air, leading to a luscious, rich mouthfeel. Seductive and sophisticated, this wine is well-deserving of its number 96 ranking on the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2010. Food pairing: pasta, red meats Flavor type: traditional Body type: medium-full Finish: rich


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

As usual, this is a delicious northern Médoc, with the 2008 displaying a dense ruby/purple color as well as sweet notes of black fruits intermixed with damp earth, lead pencil shavings, roasted herbs, and spice. Medium-bodied with good flesh, dense fruit, and sweet tannin, it should drink nicely for a decade.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 02/16/2011

Ripe but restrained, with nicely sinewy embedded, structure carrying solid black currant, black cherry and fig fruit, followed by graphite and sweet earth on the finish. Drink now through 2011. 25,979 cases made. -JM , Top 100 2010 As usual, this is a delicious northern Medoc, with the 2008 displaying a dense ruby/purple color as well as sweet notes of black fruits intermixed with damp earth, lead pencil shavings, roasted herbs, and spice. Medium-bodied with good flesh, dense fruit, and sweet tannin, it should drink nicely for a decade. ** Only 24 in Stock **


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Ripe but restrained, with nicely sinewy embedded, structure carrying solid black currant, black cherry and fig fruit, followed by graphite and sweet earth on the finish. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 05/11/2011

WS: 90 Points, Top 100 2010 RP: 87-88 Points


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