Chateau Rollan de By 1999

89 points

Medoc, Bordeaux, France. 12.5%

Dark solid colour.  Lifted aromatic, slightly plummy aromas – distinctly Rollan de By.  Almost like a St.Emilion but not, yet definitely Merlot, and ripe and no sign of dilution, nor green.  But soft and even a bit fleshy.  Yet with some grippy acid and tannins.  Interesting, great drinking now.  Perfect cafe wine – though I doubt you’d ever find a bottle of this (9 years old) now in a cafe.

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