1997 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:


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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 now, but will remain at their peak for at least another 20 or 30 years if stored with care. A 1997 Vintage Port would make a great 25 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary celebration this year.
 
Italian: 1997 was undoubtedly a great vintage for Italian wines. Like the 1982 and 1990 Bordeaux vintages, 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 wines of Bordeaux are characterised by being attractive, soft and 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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Palmer Port, 1997

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Single Harvest Tawny Port (50cl bottle)
Special Offer | Was £39 | Now £34.95

A 50cl bottle of 1997 vintage Colheita Port Wine from Palmer Port. This is exclusive to Vintage Wine & Port.
This rare Port Wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1997 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1997 Port from Palmer has a light oak colour. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. On the palate, there is a lightness that is balanced by good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish. Outstanding.

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The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: $49.24 USD
Stock: 58 in Stock

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J W Hart, 1997

Colheita Single Harvest Port

Having spent at least 7 years in cask this 1997 colheita port from JW Hart is essentially a tawny port with a vintage date. This luscious port offers wonderful dried fig, sultanas, Crème brûlée and walnut aromas and flavours, with soft mouthfeel and a high acidity balancing beautifully the port's sweetness. It is finishing off in a long satisfying nutty aftertaste.
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Price: $56.29 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Barbera d'Asti, 1997

La Generala - F.lli Lucchini ***RARE BIG 5 Litre BOTTLE***

Barbera d'Asti is a wine of prestige, rich colours that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.
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Price: $336.73 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barone Rosso, 1997

Fantinel - Paron Mario


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Price: $54.95 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Bollinger, 1997

Bollinger Grand Annee

"A blend of 63% Pinot Noir and 37% Chardonnay. The mushroom scent is predominant and then with time, a touch of rock oyster shells and orange-blossom. The palate is very elegant, less assertive on the entry, lovely citrus fruit, apple-blossom, a hint of limestone, just a little more linearity with a soft landing on the finish.
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Price: $317.01 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Calem Port, 1997

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Quinta da Foz Vintage Port
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This Port wine from the outstanding 1997 vintage has a beautiful and intense ruby red colour with nuances of purplish red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense and persistent aromas of red berries fruit such as black cherry, cherry macerated in alcohol and blueberry as well as an intense and pleasing aroma of violet and hints of vanilla on the finish.
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Price: $98.55 USD
Stock: 32 in Stock

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Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 1997

St Estephe, 2nd Growth Classification

Deep ruby-red color. Perfumed, vibrant aromas of black cherry, cassis, leather and oak spice. Big, sweet and rich, with lush black cherry and black raspberry fruit already offering enticing inner-mouth flavor. Less oaky on the palate than on the nose. Just a hint of herbaceousness. Finishes subtle and quite long, with impressively even, ripe tannins but not quite the snap of the '96. A terrific effort for the vintage. Stephen Tanzer Vinous
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Price: $209.93 USD
Stock: 13 in Stock

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Chateau Doisy Daene, 1997

Barsac
Half Bottle 37.5 cl

This 197 Barsac sweet wine retains a lovely freshness. Textured and with plenty of noble rot in evidence, it displays notes of orange peel and apricots. Intense and scented with a finish that goes on and on.

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Price: $49.24 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

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Chateau Haut Batailley, 1997

Pauillac 5th Growth Classification

A very charming, supple wine that is a delight to drink now, the 1997 Haut-Batailley is a straightforward, effusively fruity wine, with a nice touch of spicy oak, light tannins, and a warm, round finish. Ready now.
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Price: $98.55 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

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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: $598.80 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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: $598.80 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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: $598.80 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1997

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 90 Points - Robert Parker ***

Reviews:
"The superb 1997 Mouton-Rothschild is composed of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. This wine reveals a sensationally flamboyant nose of black fruits, coffee, licorice, and creme de cassis. Medium-bodied, with sweet tannin, with lots of layers of flavor. It possesses good spice, an opulent texture, and remarkable length. This is a very hedonistic, open-knit Mouton that has put on considerable weight. Only 55% of the crop made it into the 1997 Mouton. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2022." Parker, Wine Advocate
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Price: $697.42 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

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Chateau Poujeaux, 1997

Moulis en Medoc

A very good wine from a great year with grip, tannin, medium to full body, and excellent ripeness, this unevolved, backward yet promising Poujeaux needs cellaring. There is some mineral-tinged, sweet black currant fruit in both the aromatics and flavors.
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Price: $84.47 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

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Chateau Rauzan Gassies, 1997

Margaux 2nd Growth Classification

A wonderful 1997 vintage Bordeaux wine from Chateau Rauzan Gassies. Beautiful bouquet with red and dark berries, some earth, cigar box and a pleasant touch of barnyard. On the palate dark berries, chocolate, sweet spices and vanilla. Juicy fruits, good acidity and soft tannin with a good length. Elegant and well made wine which is ready now. No extreme hurry.
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Price: $98.55 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Chateau Rieussec, 1997

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
Half Bottles - 37.5cl

*** 91 Points Robert Parker ***

This wine contains an extremely high percentage of Semillon (usually about 90%), which was to its benefit in 1997. The wine is light medium gold-colored, with a blockbuster nose of Grand Marnier liqueur intertwined with flower blossoms, smoky new oak, and coconut. Well-integrated wood has resulted in a seamless, full-bodied, unctuously-textured wine with considerable sweetness. This is a stunningly proportioned, beautifully pure wine. Anticipated maturity: now -2025. Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2000

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Price: $56.29 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

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Chateauneuf du Pape, 1997

Domaine Mont Redon

An outstanding wine still with a deep red colour. This hasreally strong bouquet with lovely packing in it; there is charm in the soft red fruits, but power and depth in behind, via some tobacco and rum: all comes in a silken air. This is rich on the palate, backed by good structure and tannin to keep it in shape. Very good length.
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Stock: 10 in Stock

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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1997

Tinta Negra (dry style)

Madeira is made on the volcanic island of the same name situated in the Atlantic ocean some 400 miles off the North Africa coast. The sub-tropical island was discovered in 1419 by Portuguese word for wood or timber. In 1807, John Blandy was posted to the island as part of the British Army garrison sent to Madeira to thwart any invasion attempt by Napoleons forces. He returned and settled on the island in 1811 establishing himself in the wine trade.

This dry, amber-tinged Madeira, has keen acidity and a long and mellow finish, with a certain delicacy.

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Price: $112.64 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1997

Tinta Negra (sweet style)

Madeira is made on the volcanic island of the same name situated in the Atlantic ocean some 400 miles off the North Africa coast. The sub-tropical island was discovered in 1419 by Portuguese word for wood or timber. In 1807, John Blandy was posted to the island as part of the British Army garrison sent to Madeira to thwart any invasion attempt by Napoleons forces. He returned and settled on the island in 1811 establishing himself in the wine trade.

This Sweet amber-tinged Madeira, has keen acidity and a long and mellow finish, with a certain delicacy.


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Price: $112.64 USD
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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: $139.48 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

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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: $260.58 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Madeira, 1997

Justino's - Sercial

"Medium golden colour with hues of green and silver. Delicately intense nose of walnuts and pecan nuts with cinnamon and figs. The palate is beautifully firm, with an off dry impression which glides across the tongue in a very sleek and focussed manner; the acidity is electric . there is also a beautiful sapid salinity, flavours of lime and yuzu with rancio elements on the long, lingering finish. A sensational example. " Tasting Notes
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Price: $83.13 USD
Stock: 57 in Stock

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Madeira, 1997

Justino's - Verdelho

"A range of complex aromas including caramel, mandarin zest, raisins and a savoury rancio quality. The aromas follow through onto the palate. Smooth textured tangy palate, which is perfectly poised between a rich sweetness and refreshing acidity." Tasting Notes
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Price: $83.13 USD
Stock: 60 in Stock

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Madeira, 1997

Justino's - Malvasia

"There won’t be a lot of this wine on the palate so it is a rare privilege to have tasted it. Amber in colour the wine is woody to the nose as it should be, it is on the palate that this wine reveals itself, extraordinary levels of layered flavour, nuts and candied orange, sweet but with an utterly bracing acidity that keeps the wine from being at all cloying. A rare wine and a world class wine, a true delight and a wine to share amongst the best of friends." Tasting Notes
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Price: $83.13 USD
Stock: 58 in Stock

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Madeira, 1997

Justino's - Tinta Negra

"The wine has a dark amber color with a lucid and consistent yellow edge. More than a Marsala, the impact of the aroma is like a great Viccotto from the Marche region, although it is much finer. The bouquet has less caramel and is less volatile with more notes of prune, dried fruit and bitter coffee. The mouthfeel is sweet and caramel-like with notes of black tea and coffee, while the finish is invigorated by a distinct acidity." Silver San Francisco International Wine Competition
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Price: $69.04 USD
Stock: 54 in Stock

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