Benchmark Vintage

In Piedmont, 1997 was a defining year for Nebbiolo-based wines
From the Nov 30, 2001, issue
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.

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