Region / Appellation: Médoc AOC
Producer: Domaines Rollan de By
Grape Variety: 60% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petit Verdot.
Alcohol Content: 14%
93 Points Robert Parker - "Always among the finest wines of the Medoc. The 2009 Haut-Condissas possesses terrific concentration, perfect balance, and lots of black currant and blueberry fruit intermixed with forest floor, incense, and cedar wood. Viscous, rich, full-bodied flavors with abundant glycerin as well as fine elegance and purity reflect a top-notch effect."
93 Points Wine Spectator - "Offers a solid core of mineral, berry and light vanilla aromas and flavors. Full and racy, with a long finish. Well done."
17 (out of 20) Points Decanter - "Very classy nose, very good expression of northern Médoc with richness and deep tannins in balance."
93 Points Jacques Perrin
92 Points Grand Jury Européen
90 Points Flavors from France (Blind Tasting)
17.5 (out of 20) Points Revue du Vin de France
17 (out of 20) Points Beltane & Desseauve
16.5 (out of 20) Points Le Figaro
16 (out of 20) Points Jean Marc Quarin
Best value wines - Decanter
Grande Médaille d'Or - Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada
Silver - The TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2017
2 Stars Coup De Coeur - Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2013
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
Coup de Coeur - Vino Magazine Juillet 2010
Top Value Bordeaux & The Best Wine Values in Bordeaux - Robert Parker
Top 200 Best Bordeaux Wines - WeinWisser
One of Medoc’s best producers - Oz Clarke
Part of the Finest Wines of Bordeaux - James Lawther (Master of Wine)
One of the gem in the Medoc - Grand Jury Européen
Robert Parker: Always among the finest wines of the Medoc. Competes favorably with the classified growth, even though it sells at a fraction of the price.
Decanter: Haut Condissas has joined the exclusive Bordeaux Cult Club.
Andreas Larsson: One of the hidden secrets of Bordeaux. This is easily comparable with a lot of the First Growths.
Tasted Magazine: One of the most rewarding discoveries when speaking about world class Bordeaux.
Le Figaro: Cuvée haute couture dont l’élaboration sophistiquée est digne d’un grand cru.
L’Optimum: Le Grand Cru de Jean Guyon défie les Premiers Crus Classés avec un certain brio depuis sa création.
Langton’s: Technique alone cannot account for quality of this standard. It can only come from terroir. Period.
Wine Vegas: In the Medoc, we can find some very interesting and downright excellent wines. I am naturally talking about the wonderful Chateau Haut-Condissas from the hands of self-taught winemaker wizard Jean Guyon.
About the Wine:
Château Haut-Condissas has become, over the years, an iconic "Vin de Garage" - known for tiny quantity and tiny yield - offering amazing concentration of flavours. Partly made of old vines, it boasts extraordinary aromas of black cherry, red berries and cedar wood. Wine is huge on the palate, with a velvety structure and spicy, harmonious tannins on the finish. This is a superb and unique wine, totally worth it if you are after something special, A must try!