The 1995 Monte Bello is drop-dead stunning after nearly 25 years in bottle. It instantly begins with seductive aromas of plum and red berries which are woven together with exotic spices, smoked meat and tobacco along with dried soil and cedar nuances that burst from the glass. Fully mature, the '95 contines to dazzle as its tannins have softened beautifully resilying in a gorgoeus fine, silky texture with remarkable overall finesse. It still possseses a core of bright acidity which resonates through the finish. Simply sensational now, and it seems like this still has a few more wonderful years left to give, however readers should be cautious about letting it going beyond 2025.