Winemaker's Collection Michel Rolland Cuvee 1 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Price: $57.99
Item No. 94457
  • RP93
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The color is a deep red robe with purplish tint. The nose is clean and very expressive with torrefaction aromas. After swirling, the aromas that appear are concentrated red fruit with intense spicy, toasted notes. Smooth on the palate with a concentrated sweet fruit core of blackcurrants, rich dark chocolate and hints of vanilla. Elegant yet powerful and round tannins, well balanced followed by a long finish which persists lengthily on the fruit and toasted notes.

Blend: 63 % Merlot, 37% Cabernet sauvignon

Critical Acclaim

"This is the first release of a special project of Jeremy Renard and the proprietor of Chateau d’Arsac in Margaux. Under Renard’s guidance, each year a single vineyard parcel from Chateau d'Arsac is completely controlled by a single, world-renowned winemaker. Michel Rolland launched the project, and he has been followed by other luminaries in the wine world. Rolland had the good fortune to benefit from an excellent vintage, and the result is a 5,000-case lot of sensational wine. The 2005 possesses a forward, voluptuous style, so it will have early appeal, but don’t discount its potential to last 15-20 years. It offers a dense ruby/purple hue along with a smoky perfume of sweet cherries, blackberries, roasted coffee, and a hint of tobacco leaf. There is a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, and wood in this complete, full-bodied wine. The finish lasts for 35-40 seconds. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years."
93 Points

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