Wonderful juicy, ripe fruit approachable now and built to age nicely. 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12
* performs way beyond its price point * look = 7/10, smell = 14/20, taste = 14/20; total = 35/50
Fresh, good fruit tones and nice balance. - WS Grand Tour 2011
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.
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.
One half glass
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.
External Reviews for Château Rollan de By Red Bordeaux Blend Médoc
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
Consistently better than its humble appellation, this excellent wine from proprietor Jean Guyon offers up plenty of black currant fruit intermixed with cedar wood, licorice and incense in a medium to full-bodied, surprisingly concentrated and expansi... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Rollan de By 750ml
A very ripe, suave style, showing modern mocha, licorice and black tea aromas that lead the way for a solid core of blackberry and plum, with a velvety finish. There's ample toast, but it's integrated. -J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Rollan de By 750ml