Before (or even after) I am called a baby-killer, let me say I bought a case of this wine and this is the first bottle I've opened. I took no notes. After a 2 hour splash decant, this wine was singing! Distinctly Old World in style, it reminded me of why I fell in love with Rhone wines in 1978. Acidity, soft tannins, and fruit were all in balance. This no fruit bomb. I loved it, maybe a 96. I don't know that I can hold off drinking this. I have two of the twelve bottles in Florida and will probably bring one to an offline.