Thanks for your participation in this forum.
I’m interested in the thought process that goes into deciding what vintages to release. For instance, a number of what I might describe as “luxury producers” decided to release a 1997 (which wines have been reasonably well received) while Dom Perignon opted not to.
Clearly you can’t speak for the others, and decisions not to release in particularly poor vintages are much more straightforward. But in a “marginal” year like 1997, do you simply wait until the winemaking process is complete and decide then, or do you decide at an earlier point, perhaps when you’ve received and analyzed the grapes?
Again, its a great treat to have you here.