I definitely have a new found appreciation for Siepi and am thrilled I brought the wines when I did, I might even take another look at more recent vintages. As for Percarlo, relationships are full of ups and downs. The 1997 and 1998 are decidedly downs, and while the 1997 is the most highly regarded Percarlo of the 1990s and possibly of all time, I’ve never thought as much of the wines as the critics do. I guess we’re just looking for different things from our Percarlos. I still have faith in the 1995, 1996 and especially the 1999, but these are anomalous wines, requiring nearly two decades in the cellar before they blossom. If you’re looking for something to drink soon, grab a mature Siepi, you won’t regret it!