1996 Marchesi di Gresy, Barbaresco, Camp Gros (RT 95)SO’d in the morning, then poured at dinner and followed over the course of two nights. Medium garnet with sparkling translucence, this fine ’96 delivers a stellar, soaring array of dried flowers and Fall dried fruits, beautiful balsam and cedar, and hints of tar and an herbaceous-ness that draws one’s attention back to the glass time and time again. Its’ cherry liqueur quality grows over time. On the palate it’s powerful and muscular, a bit of a brut really, but with time in the glass it begins to unfurl its structure showing a lightly softer persona. This is now in its early stages of maturity and should hang there for another 20 years plus. Superb, classic stuff!