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Château-Rollan-de-By Medoc 2011

Château-Rollan-de-By Medoc 2011


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Located in the northern part of Medoc, not far from the Atlantic Ocean and close to the Estuary of the Gironde, the Domaines Rollan de By is a 180-hectare vineyard that benefits from a microclimate, protected from extreme conditions. Taking care of every detail, viniculturists have chosen the best areas to cultivate each grape variety. On gravelly soil, combined with sand and clay sub-layers, the vines have their roots deep into the arid soil. We implemented a rational way of culture that respects the environment as much as possible and return to traditional viticulture without excluding new technologies when they provide quality benefits. A minutious daily care is given to the maintenance and development of our vineyard.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Medoc
Brand Château-Rollan-de-By
  • d90

Decanter#1 Cru Bourgeois of 2011 "Dark and red berry aromas with a hint of vanilla oak. Fleshy with a good depth of fruit. Fresh and satisfying on the finish. More ripeness here. Has to be good value."

  • ws88

Wine SpectatorThis has a lively, pebbly feel, with juicy acidity running in and around the bright cherry, red currant and floral notes. A sanguine edge lines the finish. Drink now through 2015. 28,000 cases made.

Alison Napjus, August 31, 2013
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastSmooth and rich, this is already a delicious wine. It has soft tannins, a touch of wood aging and swathes of ripe black plum fruits. Gently structured, with some smokiness, it's going to age relatively quickly, so drink from 2016.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2014
  • wa87

Wine AdvocateFrom the flagship property of proprietor Jean Guyon, the 2011 Rollan de By is a blend of 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. Of nearly classified growth quality, it boasts attractive cedary, spicy, licorice, black currant and tobacco leaf notes along with medium body. While it does not have the power or richness of such great vintages as 2010 and 2009, there is a lot to like about this beautiful Medoc. A sleeper of the vintage, it can be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years.

Robert Parker, April 2014