Pavillon Rouge 1997 possesses the same qualities of finesse and balance as the first wine, but obviously without the power and complexity. To be enjoyed now, but there is no rush as it will still improve in the years to come.
After a particularly dry and warm start to the year and an early but long, drawn-out flowering, July was dry and hot and August was rainy and very hot, resulting in the threat of disease in the vines. Fortunately, at the beginning of September, hot and very dry weather set in until the end of the harvest. (The picking began on 15th September)