Our view on the 1997 vintage

Regarding 1997 Bordeaux, the flowering was heterogeneous and stretched over more than a month, leading to disparities in the maturity of the grapes. Strong export demand for the 1995 and 1996 vintages artificially raised the prices for this 1997 vintage, of lesser reputation. The 1997 Bordeaux red wines are supple and fruity, their aging being probably moderate. In 1997 dry white wine from Bordeaux, Haut Brion is an exception and produced the vintage wine in Pessac Leognan. In Sauternes, 1997 is a very good vintage, which will delight amateurs for many years. Small harvest for the 1997 Burgundy wines, but of good quality thanks to the good dry weather during the harvest after the thunderstorms at the end of August. The 1997 vintage is soft and of good length for the red wines of the Cote de Nuits, and the whites wines of the Cote de Beaune are rich and easy to approach. 1997 Champagne: medium vintage, but more successful for Chardonnay (Blanc de Blancs). The 1997 vintage is average for Rhone wines, better for 1997 Cote Rotie and 1997 Hermitage (Northern Rhone) than in the Southern part, where aging potential will be lower. In the Loire Valley, the wines of 1997 are qualitative: pretty dry whites, powerful Savennieres and sweet wines are exceptionally rich. In 1997 Alsace, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris display impressive sugar level.

Which 1997 wine to buy? Our 1997 best buying advices

If you wish to invest in a bottle of wine from the 1997 vintage, we advise you to choose one of the wines from the list below. In Bordeaux, 1997 Leoville Las Cases, 1997 chateau Margaux, 1997 Mouton Rothschild, 1997 Haut Brion blanc, 1997 Ausone, 1997 Canon la Gaffeliere, 1997 La Mondotte, 1997 Pavie Macquin, 1997 Eglise Clinet, 1997 Evangile, 1997 Petrus, 1997 Trotanoy, are above average (non exhaustive list). In sweet wines: 1997 Climens, 1997 Raymond Lafond, 1997 Rieussec and 1997 Yquem. In 1997 Burgundy, the sectors of the main Grands Crus of the Cote de Nuits (and his neighbours) are favoured climates (1997 Chambertin, 1997 Bonne Mares, 1997 Clos Vougeot, 1997 Echezeaux) , as they often benefit from the best care and exposure. Same on the side of Chassagne Montrachet (Cote de Beaune) where the 1997 white Grands Crus 1997 are above the rest. In Alsace, 1997 Zind Humbrecht's Clos Windsbuhl pinot gris is the archetype of the immense wealth of the year. In Loire wines, the 1997 Bonnezeaux, 1997 Coteaux du Layon, and 1997 Quarts de Chaume produced very great wines, as well as in 1997 Sancerre blanc, the Vendange of October 21st cuvee from Lucien Crochet was sumptuous.

Would you like to buy a 1997 vintage wine? Are you looking for a 1997 vintage wine as an anniversary gift? Discover our selection of wines, anniversary vintages, and grand crus from 1997 vintage ! At Vins & Millesimes, our wines bottles and 1997 magnums are always 100% in stock, fastly delivered, and at the best price!

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