I'm thinking about opening one of only two bottles. What do y'all think? I don't mind if the answer is "wait another lifetime" so fire away...
I have to say, though, my experience with the 1997 vintage seems a lot more positive than some. I've opened many regional, village and 1er cru bottles and had basically no duds -- by sticking to the good producers and well-stored bottles. It would be a shame if the grands crus were an exception to this pattern. (The wines don't have much stuffing, but they have beautiful bright fruit and balance.)
Any opinions would be appreciated.