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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Baron de Milon, 1997

New

Pauillac, 4th Growth Classification Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)

Redcurrants with much earth, tar, delicious black fruits and intoxicating cedar notes with some soft tannins on the finish. A lovely wine!
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Price: £42.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Haut Bergey, 1997

Pessac-Leognan

Excellent value Bordeaux of this age. As one might expect, not over the top, but a solid enjoyable wine. Still deep red colour. Tobacco nose. Some fruit still left, however cedar and mint dominate the taste. The tannins are soft and rounded.
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Price: £38.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

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: 3 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1997

Nittardi - Riserva

Chianti is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: £39.00
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
Stock: 14 in Stock

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
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1997

Vintage Port MAGNUMS (1.5 L )

*** 93 Points Robert Parker ***

Tasting note: 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

Fonseca Port, 1997

Vintage Port (HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl)

*** 93 Points Robert Parker ***

Tasting note: 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: 11 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1997

Vintage Port

*** 93 Points Robert Parker ***

Tasting note: 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: 28 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
Stock: 1 in Stock

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1997

Vintage Port

From a much underrated vintage and house, this is a truly excellent Vintage Port. Although hugely enjoyable now, this will fully reward a few more years of patience and can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Reviews
"Dark color. Very drinkable. The tannins have resolved, but the fruit is still quite strong. This is not yet at peak. Very good balance. Excellent wine!" Cellar Tracker
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

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
Stock: 3 in Stock

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
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: 10 in Stock