Côte-Rôtie 1997, Jasmin
A lovely nose of ripe red fruit and earth. This seems fully mature on the nose and it has a truffle-y complexity to it. The palate has a soft, elegant entry, with plenty of ripe fruit. Initially it seems quite round, but there is a sting of acidity on the finish. It is not unbalanced, though. This is by no means a great bottle of Côte-Rôtie, but it is an interesting and nice drink.