I thought the 1998 Pol SWC was good, great nose and fine taste, BUT the 1999 is even better !! Just a wonderful drink whether sharing with (and impressing your friends) or having a decadent drink and massage with your favourite gal. Fine vintage Champagne (POL R or Krug) is the greatest aphrodisiac massage oil in the world ;). Kudos Pol Roger, all class !!