Chateau Rollan de By (Futures Pre-sale) 2012

Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Pre-sale:
ships after 06/01/15
Price: $18.99
Item No. 124488
  • 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.

Critical Acclaim

"A consistent sleeper of the vintage and over-achiever, Rollan de By's 2012 is another winner. From a vineyard next to Chateau Greysac, owned by Jean Guyon, this blend of 70% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot possesses plenty of black currant fruit and cedar along with hints of mocha and white chocolate, medium body, and lots of fruit, glycerin and texture.
Barrel Sample: 88-90 Points"
90 Points

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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Critical Acclaim "Aromas of blueberry and raspberries follow through to full body, with fine tannins and a long finish. Intense ...
Critical Acclaim "The only Grand Cru Classé on the sandy plain of Saint Emilion, Monbousquet is producing great wines thanks ...
Critical Acclaim "This full bodied beauty exhibits a dense opaque purple color in addition to copious notes of creme de ...
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