Chateau Rollan de By 2001 (review)

90 points

Medoc, Bordeaux, France. 12.5%

I’ve reviewed this wine previously. It was always substantial, but four-square, and rather severe. Not unlike Chateau Potensac. Now it is starting to open up. It’s still solid, rather than fine, claret, but now a degree of succulence, rather lovely even. Still young though, oak and fruit a tad separate still.

As Anne said “oh yes a year ago this would have been a hard wine, but it hitting its stride now”.

Quality wine. It will be interesting to see what this chateau does in other vintages, both richer/riper ones, but also more classic black-current vintages.

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