1997 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1997 was one of the great port vintages of the decade and marked a general declaration of vintage. The vintage is characterised by full-bodied wines that will be at their best after 2015.
 
Italian: 1997 is undoubtedly a great vintage for Italian wines. Like 1982 and 1990 Bordeaux, it will have its critics because of its extreme style, but if wine is a beverage of pleasure, this vintage offers extraordinary wines.
 
Bordeaux: The 1997 vintage wines are characterised by being attractive, soft, user friendly with broad appeal. They have been quick to mature and, except for the most concentrated wines, should be drunk within the next few years.
 

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Chateau Latour, 1997

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 90 Points Robert Parker ***

"The 1997 Latour will be a surprisingly fine wine, as well as one of the longest lived offerings of the vintage. It possesses lots of tannin and depth, along with medium to full body, and a textured, multidimensional personality. Sweet, jammy fruit is intertwined with dried herbs, coffee, and earth in this saturated ruby/purple-colored wine. The finish lasts for 20 seconds, a positive sign for a 1997. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2018." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 1999
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Price: £425.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Pichon-Longueville, Baron, 1997

New

Pauillac 2eme Cru Classe

Complex, evolved, mature, cedar, spice box, and black currant aromas emerge from this ruby/garnet-colored offering. Soft, with sweet tannin, spicy oak, and ripe fruit, this is an open-knit, attractive Pauillac to enjoy now and over the next few years.

*Robert Parker, Wine Advocate*
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Price: £109.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1997

Giorgio Primo - Fattoria "La Massa"

1997 Giorgio Primo - Fattoria "La Massa" Typically displays a bright brick colour with medium body and silky Chianti tannins. A smooth, well rounded wine offering sour cherry and raspberry notes with a medium finish. These wines can be forward and fruity while still exhibiting Chianti's characteristic rustic charm.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. This Chianti is a Sangiovese-based wine from the less prestigious vineyards of the area.

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Price: £49.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1997

San Giusto Rentennano - Riserva

This 1997 San Giusto Rentennano - Riserva is characterised by the wines rich ruby red colour that turns to garnet with time. Aromas of red and black cherry entwined, with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Rufina, 1997

Montesodi - Frescobaldi

This 1997 Montesodi - Frescobaldi Typically displays a bright brick colour with medium body and silky Chianti tannins. A smooth, well rounded wine offering sour cherry and raspberry notes with a medium finish. These wines can be forward and fruity while still exhibiting Chianti's characteristic rustic charm.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. This Chianti is a Sangiovese-based wine from the less prestigious vineyards of the area.

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Price: £49.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Churchill's Port, 1997

Vintage Port

Churchills has built an enviable reputation for producing Port Wines of the highest quality, reflected by their impressive performance at comparative tastings.

The 1997
Churchill is a rich, full-bodied, powerful port, it possesses the complexity, richness, and overall dimension typical of this house.
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Price: £69.95
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Collio, 1997

Rosso, Russiz Superiore - Riserva degli Orzoni

It presents an impenetrable ruby red colour with shades of purple. The bouquet is intense, elegant and complex in which overtones of red currents and blackberries mingled with a delicate spicy hint and balsamic nuances predominate. It is remarkably powerful and does not disappoint the expectations presented on the nose. The persistence is good, long and pleasant.
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Price: £69.00
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Feuerheerd, 1997

Colheita Port

Feuerheerd's Colheita Port is a port from a single harvest aged in oak casks for a minimum of seven years and bottled by demand. After carefully selecting the grapes, the wine was matured in seasoned oak casks to produce a rich, mellow flavour and to show the fine balance and elegance of an old tawny.
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão
Ready to drink. This Colheita Port is the perfect finish to any meal as well a delicious dessert wine – serve with Roquefort, mince pies, cakes, chocolates, walnuts, nuts and crème brûlée. Serve slightly chilled in warmer weather.
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Price: £44.95
Stock: 16 in Stock

Feuerheerd, 1997

Feuerheerd's Porto Vintage 1997

Grape Varieties:
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and Rufete

Port from a single exceptional harvest may be declared as a "Vintage". Bottled after spending between two to three years in wood, the wine continues to m ature in bottle until it is ready to drink In some cases, this may take two decades or more.

Tasting Notes
Feuerheerd's Vintage with a strong ruby-like colour with a violet shades, has a very fresh aromas, notes of mint and wild berries. On the palate, is full bodied with strong tannins, well rounded and elegant. Long-lasting finish.

Suggestions:
Perfect Port wine to accompany goat cheeses or typical Portuguese buttery cheese, ice-cream or simply as a digestif.
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Price: £54.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1997

Vintage Port (HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl)

*** 93 Points Robert Parker ***
Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice and roasted coffee. Exotic herbal and resiny scents emerge an hour after decanting. Later the fruit becomes more luscious and creamier, with rich raspberry jam flavours overlaying the dark fruity base. The full round palate is supported by thick well-integrated tannins and delivers an abundance of luscious chocolate and blackcurrant flavour which lingers into the long velvety finish.
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Price: £44.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1997

Vintage Port

*** 93 Points Robert Parker ***
Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice and roasted coffee. Exotic herbal and resiny scents emerge an hour after decanting. Later the fruit becomes more luscious and creamier, with rich raspberry jam flavours overlaying the dark fruity base. The full round palate is supported by thick well-integrated tannins and delivers an abundance of luscious chocolate and blackcurrant flavour which lingers into the long velvety finish.
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Price: £84.95
Stock: 27 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1997

Vintage Port MAGNUM (1.5 L)

*** 93 Points Robert Parker ***

Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice and roasted coffee. Exotic herbal and resiny scents emerge an hour after decanting. Later the fruit becomes more luscious and creamier, with rich raspberry jam flavours overlaying the dark fruity base. The full round palate is supported by thick well-integrated tannins and delivers an abundance of luscious chocolate and blackcurrant flavour which lingers into the long velvety finish.
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Price: £184.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

Gattinara, 1997

Travaglini Reserva

Gattinara is a red Italian wine produced from Nebbiolo grapes grown within the boundaries of the commune of Gattinara which is located in the hills in the north of the province of Vercelli, northwest of Novara in the Piedmont region. The wine is made from a minimum of 90% Nebbiolo grapes and is renowned for its longevity. Notes: a meaty, chunky wine with a subtle, clean nose. Hints of tar and bark, with undertones of cherries, rose petals and smooth tannins.
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Price: £79.00
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Nebbiolo, 1997

Langhe, Bruno Franco

The Nebbiolo has a lovely earthy bouquet. The nose has cherries, dark cherries, tar and slight dried rose notes. Complex and layered. Nice acidity. Medium tannins still present. Cherries on the palate too. Nice finish. Great food wine. Nebbiolo is a fickle grape famed as much for its pale appearance as for its tannic character and produces some of the most perfumed and richly flavored wines. Though generally only medium-bodied, the wines possess rose and anise scented aromatics and deep flavors of cherry, orange peel and subtle green herb tones.
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Price: £49.00
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Nebbiolo D'Alba, 1997

Achille Viglione

The Nebbiolo d'Alba has a lovely earthy bouquet. The nose has cherries, dark cherries, tar and slight dried rose notes. Complex and layered. Nice acidity. Medium tannins still present. Cherries on the palate too. Nice finish. Great food wine. Nebbiolo is a fickle grape famed as much for its pale appearance as for its tannic character and produces some of the most perfumed and richly flavored wines. Though generally only medium-bodied, the wines possess rose and anise scented aromatics and deep flavors of cherry, orange peel and subtle green herb tones.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 1997

Vintage Port

Quinta do Vesuvio's saturated blue/purple colour is dense. Impressive in the mouth, with full body, sweet creme de cassis and blackberry liqueur intermixed with smoke, earth, and spice, this sensual effort possesses elegance allied to power and authority. Complex, fat, rich, and intense, it is an exceptionally stylish, graceful effort.
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Price: £74.95
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Rioja, 1997

Martinez Bujanda Gran Reserva

The expansive nose offers aromas of dried red fruits, cured tobacco, vanilla and wood smoke. Gently sweet and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering bitter cherry and berry skin flavors and a touch of cracked pepper. Finishes seamless and focused, with gentle tannins and repeating tobacco and vanilla notes.
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Price: £42.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Rosso Toscano, 1997

Il Sodaccio - Montevertine -

The Il Sodaccio 1997 is a red wine, made by Azienda Agricola Montevertine. Its origin is Vino da Tavola in Tuscany, Italy. It is made from the Sangiovese grape. Planted in 1972 and completely replanted in the year 2000, surface 1.5 hectares, exposed towards SE.
Wine Spectator 91/100
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Rosso Toscano, 1997

Lucente - La Vite - Frescobaldi

It has been an eccellent, outstanding year for Tuscan wines.
The warm sunny days of September and the fi rst part of October
defi nitely contributed to the superb quality of the vintage. The harvest
revealed an outstanding degree of concentration in the grapes, as well
as optimal sugar and phenol levels.
The color is an extremely deep ruby red with luminous refl ections.
The bouquet shows great intensity of ripe fruit, with clean and
attractive aromas of dark cherries, dried plums, soft spices and a hint
of vanilla. On the palate, the wine is warm, with well-balanced acidity,
excellent fruit density and polished, sweet tannins.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Rosso Toscano, 1997

Castello di Verrazzano - Bottiglia Particolare

Bottiglia Particolare red wine is the outcome of the winery’s research and innovation, resulting from the blending of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Warming and binding wine with a ruby red colour and strong purplish reflexes. Intense and wide scent, with hints of small red fruits, black wood fruits, vanilla and oak. Elegant, rich in silky and soft tannins, followed by a background of persistent notes of vanilla and chocolate.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Rosso Toscano, 1997

Maestro Raro - Berardenga

The grapes come from the vineyards Rancia Piccola and Poggiolo, the first also called Maestro Raro, adjacent and similar to that of Rancia. The best-known and most widely-planted red grape in the world, Cabernet Sauvignon, was planted here, right in the locus of the Felsina terroir at its most classic. First vintage 1987.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Salento, 1997

Rosso, Rosa del Golfo - Riserva Mino Calò

Salento Rosso is in the region of Puglia on the heel of Italy. The Ruffino is a fortified wine made predominantly from the primitivo grape. The wine has a liquorice and spice bouquet, a mediaum body and a long alcoholic finish
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Price: £39.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sangiovese, 1997

Badia a Coltibuono

‘San Zoveto’ which later became ‘Sangioveto’, was the name commonly used in the past
in Chianti for the Sangiovese varietal.
The Sangioveto di Coltibuono was created to honour a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. It is only produced on better vintages.
Robert Parker 93/100
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Price: £89.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1997

vintage port

The 1997 Smith Woodhouse has a lovely lively colour, just picked cherries in the nose and in the taste.
Dark red, 75% opaque. Nose of eucalyptus and red grape. Floral. Eucalyptus, and dark plum behind. Lovely with a long aftertaste.

A boutique artisan producer, Smith Woodhouse was founded in 1784 and acquired by the Symington family in 1970. Madalena, its small 25-acre vineyard, is located in the Rio Torto Valley, an area known for having the highest concentration of top quality vineyards in Portugal's Douro Valley. Smith Woodhouse Ports have outstanding length and structure, are drier than most, and age with an unmatched elegance.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Vigorello, 1997

San Felice

Made for the first time in 1968, Vigorello is the first example of a "Supertuscan". A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a small addition of Petit Verdot. Conditioned for 24 months in French oak barriques and about 8 months in the bottle.
Wine Spectator gave a rating of 92 out of 100 to the 1997 Felice (San) Igt (Tuscany) Vigorello
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 13 in Stock