Chateau Rollan de By 2005

89+ points

Cru Bourgeois, Medoc. 13.5%

Ripe densely plummy Merlot (70%). The best vintage of this wine in recent years, though it will never have the florality of the 2001 at its peak.

Drinking well now and over the next 5 or so years.

May 2012 Update – sleek, rich blackcurrent hints.  Very good.  Modern, but in a good way.

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