1997 first growths – the tasting notes
Here are my detailed tasting notes from the comparison of 1997 Bordeaux first growths and equivalents described in free for all from 4 Aug. They appear in the order we tasted the wines and I have also included a note on the Cristal 1997, which concluded our evening of scientific investigation. See the table at the end for our individual scores. Ch Haut-Brion 1997 Pessac-Léognan Blanc 17 Drink 2009-20 Just 12.5% alcohol but full of flavour. This and Laville Haut-Brion are some of Bordeaux’s longest lasters. Mid gold with a green tinge. Some sulphides initially on the nose with marked acidity and on the...
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