A powerful selection, this is dominated by tannins. Under the firm structure, there is a fruity aspect that will develop. It has the potential to evolve into a full-bodied, intense wine that maintains a sense of elegance.
A fine effort from this reliable cru bourgeois, the 2002 Rollan de By boasts hints of toast and vanilla in its bouquet, but mostly offers up solid cassis fruit, with just a whiff of dried herbs. A velvety, supple texture and lush tannins suggest early drinkability. Try now–2010.