Information & scores : 1997 Bordeaux


  • Red 13/20
  • Sweet 17/20
  • Still white 13/20

Vintage description 1997 Bordeaux

A reasonable vintage with an irregular quality due to changeable weather conditions. 1997 had record weather conditions: a very mild winter followed by an extremely rainy spring and tropical August. The harvest started as early as 15th August, making this vintage the earliest since 1893. The wines are mainly tender, fruity and balanced but with a limited cellaring capacity. The dry white wines are aromatic but not particularly complex. However, the sweet wines are particularly good with rich and ample wines and a long cellaring capacity.


Best in 1997 France, Bordeaux, Red

Château Cheval Blanc - Domaine de Chevalier - Château Branaire Ducru - Château Mouton Rothschild - Château Haut Brion - Château Latour - Château Lafite Rothschild - Château Lynch Bages - Château Lagrange - Château Gruaud Larose - Château Troplong Mondot - Château Trotanoy - Château Clinet - Château Angélus - Cos d'Estournel - Château Léoville Las Cases - Château Ausone - Château Smith Haut Lafitte - Château Sociando Mallet - Château l' Évangile - Château Léoville Poyferré - Petrus - Château Montrose - Château Talbot -


Best in 1997 France, Bordeaux, Sweet

Château Coutet - Château Filhot - Château Sigalas Rabaud - Château Rabaud Promis - Château Rieussec - Château la Tour Blanche - Château Guiraud - Château Suduiraut - Château Climens - Château d' Yquem -


Best in 1997 France, Bordeaux, Still white

Château Carbonnieux - Château Haut Brion - Château Smith Haut Lafitte - Château Laville Haut-Brion - Château la Louvière - Château de Fieuzal - Domaine de Chevalier -