I tasted this wine back in January of 2005 (check out that entry for comparison) and liked it enough to buy another bottle and lay it down for another year. Big Mistake! This was a big disappointment. The nose is now vegetal with immense green pepper nose–not pleasing at all–there is a little dill and black pepper underneath.
In the mouth this wine is austere, tight and chewy, and bitter. I wrote, “Not a nice wine!”
So there ya go; I put this wine down being from the fabled vintage of 2000 and even though it is only a “Premiere Cotes De Bordeaux, it should have done better than it did. Oh well, that is the world of inexpensive wine (this was $18 on sale for $13) which again only underscores that most wines are meant to be consumed young. Raise a glass of something else.