Un nez marqué discrètement par le poivron rouge, un peu de sous-bois, c'est subtil. La bouche est très élégante, plusieurs comme moi lui trouvaient une texture bourguignonne. Pas le plus puissant mais il affiche toute l'élégance dont ce domaine est capable. Excellent, encore jeune dans ce format (magnum), parfait pour la table. Réussite exceptionnelle pour le millésime. 92 pts
This was one of my offerings for OTBN 2015. Our host provided a '91 and '92 Comtesse for a fascinating vertical comparison of one of our favorite Bordeaux. Given the poor reputation of the '97 vintage, I was pleasantly surprised by the vibrancy of this wine. Color was a slightly opaque garnet. Nose was floral but with some savory herbal notes. There was ample fruit on the palate in addition to some tea and cola. The '97 is certainly not as complex as offerings from better vintages. It is more one dimensional but compared very favorably to the '91 and '92 which while bigger and a tad more complex were showing some age.
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