1996 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne - Pale yellow with fine bubbles. On the nose, hints of buttered brioche, green apples, citrus and yellow lemon zest, and mouth watering salinity. Rich flavors , with some creamy overtones, dried fruits and citron with flowers. Drinking oh so well. Likely at peak, and perhaps it may get better still, but why risk it when it tastes so splendid now?