1997 D Rion, Nuits St.Georges Vignes Rondes
Medium-plus ruby-red. The nose starts with deep, musky oak, only very slowly does a lovely red berry note start to come through – actually it becomes very nice indeed.
The palate is lithe though concentrated and shows balanced acidity. The tannin is there but you must search hard to find it. The finish is long, but like the nose, rather oak driven and, hence, just a little bitter.
A good wine that is not at all easy to spot as a ’97 and needs at least another 3 years to start coming into maturity.
Rebuy – Yes