Havent cracked them yet. They are in a dark closet right now. Yes, I am a fan of the AH Hirschs, but these arent the same juice. I have tried the AH Hirsch 16 gold foil and AH Hirsch 20. I do have the black, blue, and gold wax for a AH Hirsch 16 tasting vertical. Got a few buddies I am going to do that with eventually.