Region / Appellation: Médoc AOC
Producer: Chateau Rollan de By
Grape Variety: 60% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
93/100, Markus Del Monego
93/100, Andreas Larsson
91-100, Vinous, Antonio Galloni
91/100, Jacques Perrin
90/100, Grand Jury Européen
16.5/20, Jancis Robinson
1 étoile, Guide Hachette des vins 2016
- Andreas Larsson: Rich and full, cocoa powder, multilayered dark fruit, spices, unctuous texture, very concentrated.
- Markus Del Monego: Ripe dark berries and black cherries. Modern styled with high concentration and good length.
- Robert Parker: Plenty of black raspberry, black currant and licorice notes intermixed with a hint of vanillin, but no vegetal qualities whatsoever. Fleshy, rich, medium to full-bodied and impressively endowed. The luxury cuvee from Jean Guyon that represents what he considers to be his finest wine is a beauty.
- Wine Spectator: Plum pit, briar and plum skin notes surrounding the core of black currant and black cherry fruit.
- Decanter: Very good rich, almost velvety concentration of Cabernet-Merlot fruit, has depth and class.
- Grand Jury Européen - Jürgen Steinke: Color very deep. At the palate lots of extracted wood.
In a blind tasting, "Le Grand Jury Europeen", the 21 wine tasters always place this wine among the first in its appellation. This "micro-cuvee" impresses by its balance, density and fruit. Its aromas of blueberry, blackcurrant and black cherry delight the palate. The finish is long and silky.