I’ve been enjoying this for some time – it’s a Montagne Saint-Emilion, one of the little satellite appellations in Bordeaux, uphill from Libourne on the right bank. I’ve just about consumed all my 2000s; I think I’ve got 2 bottles left after this. It’s been drinking very nice for the last 5 years.
Color: bricky red with a little cloudiness from the suspended sediments. Still some purple in the depths.
Aroma: very Cab Franc dominated – cedar, smoke, black pepper – plus some plummy fruit.
Taste: excellent balance: fruit and acid up front, then switching over to tannin and spice in the midpalate. Dry tannins on the finish – but after 30 minutes or so it softens and opens up some more.
Still plenty of life in this one – another example of why 2000 Bordeaux is the vintage of the century. And this was just $20 or so when I bought it 8-10 years ago.