Opened this Magnum at a dinner party with much anticipation and concern. The 1999 vintage was not a strong one for Bordeaux, but after years in the cellar, and a quick read of some recent reviews- it was time. A little thin, but nonetheless a true Pauillac. The nose, mid-palate and finish were well balanced and the bottle provided much enjoyment. I would give it 4 stars and encourage you to drink up. The tannins are almost invisible, the secondary flavors are in full force and the nose is still somewhat fresh. A decent bottle!