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Château de Rolland Barsac 1988

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought two bottles of this wine from the new website www.cellartrade.co.uk for £35. Sauternes is an appellation created in 1936[although viticulture in this area goes back centuries] for sweet white wines produced in five communes around the village of that name close to the town of Langon on the west bank of the Garonne river about 20 miles south of the City of Bordeaux.One of the five communes is Barsac and that has its own appellation for sweet white wines also created in 1936. Therefore every Barsac wine can be called a Sauternes but not every Sauternes can be called a Barsac.My bottles come from a well-established family estate and are labelled as 'Grand Vin de Sauternes' but also as an appellation Barsac.The wine consists of 80% semillon.15% sauvignon blanc andf 5% muscadelle and spent 12 months in oak barrels.I started the first bottle last night with a supper of bread and cheese. It is certainly sweet but not quite as sweet as some other Sauternes I have had and there is a pineapple and apricot style fruit with just a hint of citrus on the finish.I enjoyed it and it was a good accompaniment to the cheese.

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Chateau de Rolland:
This is reckoned to be one of the oldest properties in Barsac.Parts of it including the famous dovecote date from the 15th century.It once belonged to a priory but is named after the Rolland family who owned it from 1492 till 1796.It was bought by the Guignard family in 1971.They produce a wide range of wines from their 20 hectares,reds,roses,sparkling as well as whites,both sweet and dry und... Read more
This is reckoned to be one of the oldest properties in Barsac.Parts of it including the famous dovecote date from the 15th century.It once belonged to a priory but is named after the Rolland family who owned it from 1492 till 1796.It was bought by the Guignard family in 1971.They produce a wide range of wines from their 20 hectares,reds,roses,sparkling as well as whites,both sweet and dry under a number of appellations..The sweet whites are labeled under the Barsac appellation Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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I bought two bottles of this wine from the new website www.cellartrade.co.uk for £35. Sauternes is an appellation created in 1936[although viticulture in this area goes back centuries] for sweet white wines produced in five communes around the village of that name close to the town of Langon on the west bank of the Garonne river about 20 miles south of the City of Bordeaux.One of the five communes is Barsac and that has its own appellation for sweet white wines also created in 1936. Therefore every Barsac wine can be called a Sauternes but not every Sauternes can be called a Barsac.My bottles come from a well-established family estate and are labelled as 'Grand Vin de Sauternes' but also as an appellation Barsac.The wine consists of 80% semillon.15% sauvignon blanc andf 5% muscadelle and spent 12 months in oak barrels.I started the first bottle last night with a supper of bread and cheese. It is certainly sweet but not quite as sweet as some other Sauternes I have had and there is a pineapple and apricot style fruit with just a hint of citrus on the finish.I enjoyed it and it was a good accompaniment to the cheese.




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