Château Rollan de By, Médoc (Bordeaux, France) 2015

($48):  Château Rollan de By is a perpetual overachiever, and one of the several properties that now comprise Jean Guyon led Domaine Rollan de By and includes Château Greysac.  The French wine authorities have awarded it Cru Bourgeois status, a category that sits just below the more prestigious Cru Classé.  Cru Bourgeois wines in general are reliable and offer a superb price quality ratio.  The blend of the Château Rollan de By in slanted towards Merlot, which is a bit unusual for wines from the Médoc and may help explain the silky tannins of the 2015.  The wine, beautiful to drink now, conveys a harmonious balance of fruity flavors coupled with savory notes of maturity that add complexity and interest.  It would be a perfect choice for steak on the grill.
92 Michael Apstein May 3, 2022