This seems a lot more pleasing

[link2post id=”1576″]The last bottle of this that I had[/link2post] seemed strangely backward. This is a lot more pleasurable.

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.