1997 Michel Colin-Deleger Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Demoiselles" (1.5L)
A wild white Burgundy that mixes earth and grass with opulent ultraripeness, it wins the day with concentrated fruit, silky texture and layers of complex flinty, smoky and minerally personality. For adventuresome aficionados. (PM)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Colin's Puligny-Montrachet Les Demoiselles exhibits floral, perfumed mineral scents, as well as a medium-to-full-bodied and beautifully focused personality. Layers of earth, tangy white fruits, stones, and oak spices can be found in its complex and silky flavor profile. This elegant, well-delineated wine boasts a long and pure finish. (PR)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
An obviously ripe and slightly exotic nose of honeysuckle, apricot and mango leads to soft, forward and rich medium full flavors that offer good depth though the balance is suspect for aging. I would be inclined to give this another year or two in the cellar and drink up over the next 2 to 4. In sum, this is acceptable but not distinguished for the vintage.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Roasted fruits and a hint of white raisin on the nose; less vibrant than it was from barrel a year ago. Big, rich and gently styled; I don't find the grip or length of the Truffieres, but Colin says this will last longer. From 50-year-old vines that produce very small berries.