I haven't had the '95, so I can't compare between the two vintages. The '96 however, was delicous. I highly recommend picking some up when you see it in BC, but keep in mind it needs to sleep.
The Veuve is delicious, and definitely a richer wine. I would consider it more of a food wine, compared to stuff like Piper and Moet NV that is more of an aperitif.