1997, Nairac

Barsac, Bordeaux, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 88-90

Drinking Dates: 2005-2020

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 23-Apr-1999

With 90% Semillon in the blend, in a year that favored this varietal, Nairac's 1997 is an impressively-endowed, full-bodied, intensely sweet wine with layers of flavor, considerable glycerin, a chewy, cherry liqueur-like, honeyed, smoky new oak-scented bouquet, and a long, intense, thick finish. It exhibits plenty of botrytis, seemingly low acidity, and the potential for an outstanding rating. Anticipated maturity, 2005-2020.