38 Ratings
Château Rollan de By Médoc Cru Bourgeois

Wine Description

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.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc & 10% Petit Verdot 52ha (128 acres) on a clayey-chalky brows dating from the quaternary era. The vines are 35 years old average with a density from 6,500 to 10.000 plants per hectare The harvest took place from September 21st to October 6th 2011. Yields of 50 hl /ha. Grapes are mostly handpicked and sorted partly manually in the cellar and with optical sorting table.

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    Full bodied, nose is very xx In the mouth the wine 'moist' with a long crisp finish. Generous tannins with blackcurrant and spice

    over 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 171 on Jun-07
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: (85-86) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 128 on Apr-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/02
  • Decanter
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very perfumed fruit and good touch. Fine, elegant texture and quality - very good fruit and length. Drink 5-10 years.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: (85-86) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 128 on Apr-00