Chateau Rollan de By 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Price: $34.99
Item No. 101654
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

12 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Full body, excellent ripeness, and a spicy, long finish. Very attractive aromas of crushed berries, chocolate and light vanilla compliment the well integrated tannins, and long caressing finish. Blend: 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Petit Verdot.

Critical Acclaim

"Readers looking for a cru bourgeois made like a classified growth should check out this offering from proprietor Jean Guyon and consultant Dr. Alain Raynaud. The 2005 is a beautifully pure, medium to full-bodied effort displaying notes of unsmoked cigar tobacco interwoven with cedar, black currant, white chocolate, and a hint of new saddle leather. Enjoy this charming, seriously endowed Medoc over the next 12-15 years. "
90 Points

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Broox - Dennis, MA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(10/21/2010)
A 90 RP rating is generally a good sign, although perhaps this one suffers from rating inflation. Still a good buy.
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codrut - Ho Ho Kus, NJ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/8/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
Wine turned bad, bought 5 Bordeaux from wine.com, 3 were bad, moldy, musty taste of wet cardboard... I decanted the wine for a whole day, didn't help too much.
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bones - Cleves, OH (read all my reviews)

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(10/8/2011)
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Learn About Chateau Rollan de By

In 1989, at the beginning of this challenge, Rollan de By only had a surface area of two hectares. Today, after the arrival of Haut Condissas, Tour Seran and La Clare, the estates account for a total of more than 85 hectares under production. Always trained with the greatest care, the vineyard is in an irreproachable state. As soon as he arrived, Jean Guyon initiated a rationalised...

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Learn About Medoc

(MEH-dok) Mecca of Wine Medoc is the region that encompasses the smaller appellations of Pauillac, Margaux, St.-Estephe & St.-Julien. As a larger appellation, it contains many chateaux that are the same style of the smaller appellations, but at a smaller price. There are two regions of the Medoc - the Bas Medoc (or lower-Medoc) and the Haut Medoc (or upper-Medoc) - so given the...

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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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