What a beauty. In contrast to some of the other 1996 Burgundy wines I have tasted, this one is in a league of its own. It combines fragile red fruit, but also has the weight from black fruits. This two zone combination works together hand in hand providing an awesome match of elegance and subtle strengths. Also I have to mention that the acidity in this wine is perfect balance from the overweight of nuanced fruit and no sign of the general seen high pitched 1996 Burgundy acidity.