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               Why Big Red Diary?

last of the recent 97 whites…

Seems I’m getting ‘grief’ for being lazy with these! The next batch will be all red!
1997 Jean-Noël Gagnard, Chassagne 1er Les Cailleretstry to find this wine...
Wow – don’t often drink from a jeroboam! Medium-pale yellow colour. The nose is understated but relatively fine – gives the impression of being very young. The palate has lots of interest and character – just as important, appears very well integrated. A very nice personality to this wine.
Rebuy – Yes
1997 Jean-Marc Boillot, Puligny 1er Champ Canettry to find this wine...
Medium golden colour. The nose is high-toned and faintly estery – not unpleasantly so but not ‘fine’ either. In the mouth it’s very ripe and sweet. Though the acidity is not bad, I still find it too sweet – not my style.
Rebuy – No
1997 Maison Champy, Puligny 1er Hameau de Blagnytry to find this wine...
Golden colour. The nose is high-toned, faintly estery and also faintly oxidative. Lacks cohesion on the palate and shows spiky acidity – Drink Up!
Rebuy – No
1997 de Montille, Puligny 1er Cailleretstry to find this wine...
(Magnum) The nose is very mineral – the only white in the 1997 line-up that showed this. Tons of dimension on the palate that is is magnified by the citrus acidity. Very long and showing lovely balance. Vintage independant – very, very good-
Rebuy – Yes
1997 Bonneau du Martray, Corton-Charlemagnetry to find this wine...
Pale yellow. The nose is high-toned but is also coupled to an understated depth. Concentrated and ripe in the mouth, even hinting at minerality. Good integration and long finishing. Very good.
Rebuy – Yes
1997 Leflaive, Bâtard-Montrachettry to find this wine...
Medium yellow. Typical toasty nose of quite some depth and eventually sings with high-toned notes – the last drops showing an intensity more like a red wine. The palate is jam-packed, showing good texture and always interest. Again, very, very good.
Rebuy – Yes
1997 l’Arlot, Nuits St.Georges 1er Clos de l’Arlottry to find this wine...
Fat, concentrated long and very tropical – not why I buy white Burgundy.
Rebuy – No

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