You can always count on this Loire Valley estate to provide older vintages that offer great value for money. The 1997 is particularly outstanding. Sweet but balanced by brisk acid with profound and unctuous aromas of ripe pear, honey and apricot. A lingering finish made of steely and hazelnut nuances, which add complexity. Delicious now but still a long life ahead. With Roquefort at the aperitif, with Tarte Tatin for dessert.