1997 Marchesi di Gresy, Barbaresco, Camp Gros (RT88) Another wine that I’ve had a few times over the past 3-4 years, tonight a perplexing showing for this wine revealing a dominant wood element that just wouldn’t go away, which is very strange given this is their traditional single plot bottling. This is definitely not consistent with other bottles and gives the impression of a decidedly modernist with the wood all but hiding the fruit and any finesse. The palate feel and texture is much more enjoyable than the bouquet and at least makes up for the imbalance in the aromatics. Still, a rather sizable letdown. Drink 2012-2027+? Tasted November 2007