Benchmark Vintage

In Piedmont, 1997 was a defining year for Nebbiolo-based wines
James Suckling
Issue: November 30, 2001

Every wine region has one truly great vintage that comes to define its character and achievement, a benchmark year. In Bordeaux, the legendary 1961 has long served in this role; now, 1989 and 1990 are jostling to succeed it.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 30, 2001.

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