The 1996 shows that despite black raspberry and black cherry aromas, there is other wild berry, lavander, floral, delicate spice competing for airtime. It is packed. On the palate, a big attack of rich fruit, fine, suave tannins and spice impressed us. Full in texture, it finishes with hints of chocolate, great breadth and a rich, succulent and intense length. The Reserve is more about subtlety and understatement than bigness. It makes its best friends where nuance and delicacy, balance and elegance reign. It is more feminine than masculine.