Thanks for the notes. I havn't revisited this wine for a couple years. Last week I had tried two 1998 Beaucastel blind at a tasting and found quite alot of bottle variation after the wines were unwrapped. Any thoughts on on your experience with the 1998? I know Baird had a 375 ml bottle recently that he posted as closed? I thought the first bottle was closed, but the second one was showing pretty well?