Australia, 1997

1997 was an erratic Australian vintage. Yields were generally down due to low budding and erratic conditions, and in South Australia and Victoria a heat wave shut down the ripening process temporarily, as vines closed down to survive, while Western Australia escaped the heat wave of the eastern states. A cooler end of the summer saved the day for some appellations, which produced some wonderfully concentrated, complex reds. A very good year for Cabernet Sauvignon by and large.

Australia, 1997

1997 was an erratic Australian vintage. Yields were generally down due to low budding and erratic conditions, and in South Australia and Victoria a heat wave shut down the ripening process temporarily, as vines closed down to survive, while Western Australia escaped the heat wave of the eastern states. A cooler end of the summer saved the day for some appellations, which produced some wonderfully concentrated, complex reds. A very good year for Cabernet Sauvignon by and large.

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  1. New Penfolds, Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1997

    Penfolds, Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1997

    Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

    Optimum Drinking: 2018-2020
    Reviewer Rating: 91 - Wine Spectator

    One bottle available. "Generous in flavor, supple in texture, delivering a ripe mouthful of mint-shaded black cherry and currant flavors that linger on the open finish, echoing mint and fruit." Wine Spectator

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  2. Penfolds, Grange, 1997

    Penfolds, Grange, 1997

    Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

    Optimum Drinking: 2018-2022
    Reviewer Rating: 94 - Robert Parker

    "...a gorgeously sweet nose of blackberry liqueur, cherries, camphor, chocolate, plums, and mocha." Robert Parker

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