I was prepared to be impressed, and while good, I just don't think this style was for me? Lots of mushroom, chalk, mineral, and not enough fruit or grace. This is a burly muscular champagne. I was reading WS's note for the '96 and they described it as "mealy". I thought that was a good word for this as well. I'm sure it has it's fans, but at this price I'd rather have Krug, Bollinger, etc. 91 pts.?