seanr7, I think it was pretty good. Maybe not as good as the '99, but good. A bit of leather, maybe? Earthy, a little gamey. My friend's husband is French, and loves CdP, so that's why I pulled that one. I don' have a lot of CdP here, having recently moved, because I'm storing a lot of stuff in a cellar at my parent' house since I'm not planning to drink it soon anyway. Easier to fight temptation when it's 1900 miles away!