Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Allots

1997 Nuits St Georges aux Allots

By Domaine Leroy

1997 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of noteworthy vintages, the 1997 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy has earned its place with a performance that continues to resonate in the memory. It was a year of intrigue in Burgundy, where climatic conditions played a deft hand in crafting wines of character.

 

A Vintage Defined by Nature's Whims

The '97 vintage in Burgundy was marked by an early season hope, followed by nervous tension as Mother Nature threw capricious weather at the vintners. Yet, it was this interplay of sun and showers that ultimately enhanced the profound complexity of the Nuits St Georges aux Allots.

Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy – a visionary winemaker who is deeply attuned to her terroir – ensured the wine depicts a masterful expression of the unique vintage struggles. The 1997 Nuits St Georges aux Allots emerged as a structured yet supple testament to Domaine Leroy's intimate understanding of their vines and vigilant craftsmanship.

 

Elegance and Investment Maturation

Tasting the 1997 today evokes remarkable layers of matured red and black fruits enmeshed with refined tannins, emanating a mellow complexity. A discerning palate will uncover the nuanced truffle undertones and pinches of earthy spice – hallmarks that have enthused collectors and investors alike.

The wine's evolved grace underscores its investable attributes, with the potential for further maturation within your cellar—or an imminent enjoyment that still promises reward. Every swirl and sniff uncloaks more secrets held within its rubied depths.

As seasoned investors know, pinpointing a vintage's distinct narrative is as crucial as discerning its flavours. The 1997 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy has a story woven into its essence, making it a treasured asset in any fine wine portfolio.

In conclusion, should you seek an entrancing plunge into Burgundy's storied lineage, or if you aspire to enrich your collection's diversity with a finely inked chapter of winemaking brilliance, this 1997 stands as an unmissable opportunity. A sensory exploration that reveals more than just a wine but the very soul of its exceptional vintage.

Current market price

£30,020.00

12x75cl

Highest score

90

POP score

3002

Scores and tasting notes

90

The medium-colored 1997 Nuits-St.-Georges Aux Allots offers a nose reminiscent of mocha-cream covered cherries. This explosive effort structured personality is crammed with blackberries and stones that give way to new oak flavors in its persistent finish. It had excellent grip, Nuits' trademark foursquare character, and is wonderfully flavorful. Drink it between 2001 and 2007. Importers: Martine's Wines, Inc., San Rafael, CA; tel (415) 485-1800, and Paterno Imports, Chicago, IL; tel (847) 604-8900.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 October 1999

Vintage performance