Another reviewer wrote of a corked bottle--which happens. However, I also purchased two bottles and one was corked. Makes one wonder if there was a substantional corking problem for this winery with the '08 vintage. We enjoyed the 'good' bottle, however it wasn't terribly interesting and seemed to be falling apart.The style in which it is made means that it should mostly be drunk as a 'fresh' wine...while only an '08, it was already showing it's age--ie lack of substance. I would hesistate in buying a new vintage unless it was freshly released.