1997 chambolles…

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chambolle musigny
The interesting thing about slowly writing up these 1997 notes, village by village, is that you notice that things get slowly better as you head further north. It was a rare red wine that stood out in the Côte de Beaune, but certainly more common as you head north. Shame then that I missed the wines of Morey and Gevrey – particularly Gevrey as the rest of the tasters found the Gevreys to be the outstanding village. There are the dregs of a few grand crus that will make the last instalment (probably) tomorrow.
1997 Jean Tardy, Chambolle-Musigny Les Athetstry to find this wine...
A high-toned, rather nice nose. The palate is understated, with faintly astringent tannin. Has good length though. Quite nice but not the full package.
Rebuy – No
1997 Louis Jadot, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Baudestry to find this wine...
Lovely red fruit on the nose, high tones too. Plenty of dimension on the palate, excellent attack coupled to plenty of grainy but ripe tannin. This is very, very good.
Rebuy – Yes
1997 Thierry Mortet, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Beaux Brunstry to find this wine...
Soft but fresh red fruits on the nose. The palate is very good, fresh and tannic. This is interesting and full of personality.
Rebuy – Yes
1997 Ghislaine Barthod, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Crastry to find this wine...
A little oak then tight red fruit at the base. Rather bigger in the mouth than the Thierry Mortet, with lots of tannin but more than enough dimension to match. This is rather good.
Rebuy – Yes
1997 Georges Roumier, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Crastry to find this wine...
Redder and faintly estery aromatics after the Barthod. The palate is less explosive but on the positive side shows a little more complexity. In the end I found this a very nice wine.
Rebuy – Maybe

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