– (16,5/20) Very good quality, premium priced (€36), ready to drink right away, but could evolve a little further. A voluptuous creamy roundness supported by sharp acidity and fresh fruit character. Very pleasing, hunt it down!
Conclusions (17/20) - Very good quality, very hedonistic drink, although it shows a little riper and concentrated than most Burgundy it is perfectly balanced by a refreshing acidity, that's clearly present but only in a supporting role. Muscular structure, lots of matter, creamy & fluid mouth with velvety tannins, all mellowed out. Full and rich although not heavy, not so Burgundian but so enjoyable. Drinking very well at the moment, wouldn't keep it more than 2 years longer. Can't stop me from sniffing and sipping this one!
Approximate retail price - €45
Joseph Drouhin AC Pommard 1997 Burgundy
_Conclusions - (16/20) very good quality, premium priced (€35). Has a clear sense of place and some complexity, shows tipicity, nice fruit expression, has freshness and depth of flavour. Ready do drink but will not fade on the short term.