This is the kind of wine that excites me. As good as the Bressler was that preceded this, the La Chapelle was a screaming wine. For one thing, it kept evolving in the glass over hours. And I mean that in a good way. It showed different nuances at different stages, but it was always delicious. An amazing amount of blackberry and black currant fruit was perfectly balanced by a beautiful acid structure, and lovely tannins. Meat juices, bacon fat, earth, black olives, black pepper and cold smoke were obvious flavors and aromas. The La Chapelle was very juicy and sappy…not unlike a nice Burgundy in that way. It is worth mentioning that I had the 1990 only last weekend and this bottle (the finest of three or four I have had the privilege of tasting) was almost as good as the 1990 I tasted the weekend prior. Surely, the fact that this bottle was pristine had something to do with it. I wish I had a few more of this one. I can only imagine what this will be like in 5-10 years when it will truly drink at peak.