Initially it was very tight, but what a coming out party Brainare had! Pounds of chocolate, plum, licorice and floral tones sucked you in like a vacuum. Big time richness, verging on pure decadence. Mocha toast kissed the super-ripe fruit flavors so sinfully that I declared this St. Julien to be the 'Pride Mountain Vineyards of Bordeaux!' Bob Foley must have had a part in it...anyways, the steal of the night- I'm on my way to Wine Searcher this puppy as I type! BRAVO! Don't be afraid to drink her now, she's virile!