No reserve on this auction.
Rollan de By made a great success of the heatwave 2003 vintage, producing a wine that is plush & ripe but definitely not “stewed” in the way that some 03s have turned out.
Lots of recent positive notes on Cellartracker:
3/20/2016 – Caruso Likes this wine: 92 Points
Ruby with only a little orange brigthning. First nose of concentrated heated bacon fat and game, leather, ponyskin, floating into tobacco, cedar and minerals, with swirling getting just hints of currants, flowers and mulberry. This is developing very fast over the last 2 or 3 years. I can’t believe that it will develope in a positive way. But great right now with its tertiary flavorings and sheer intensity. Drink it up! -2017
1/15/2016 – John Pauillac Likes this wine: 92 Points
Chateau Rollan de By, Medoc, 2003
once again a great bottle, great color, smell and taste, as the finish, better than many of the Grand Cru classées, full 92 points
7/1/2015 – mbk07 Likes this wine: 89 Points
My last bottle of that vintage. Still on a good level. Some mineral notes, dark fruits and nuance of tobacco. Concentration and balance is still given, missing more complexity and pressure. Also the finish is a bit short. If You like aged BDX you maybe can wait a few more years. Otherwise drink now!
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