We started our party off with this Second Growth Bordeaux. I bought a case of it many years ago and was waiting patiently for the right time- wow… This is some really good stuff that got very good professional scores when released. A suggested drinking window from 2010-2030 isn’t far off, but my opinion is that it will start to please the palate by 2014. The tannic structure is beautiful, yet still untamed. On the nose, red fruits and leather? On the palate, very balanced with bluer fruit showing. A long finish and imperceptible acidity are hallmarks of this well made wine of excellent pedigree. Overshadowed by the 2000 vintage, ’01 wines from Bordeaux are approaching maturity faster and providing great value for money. A 5 star wine that I would concur is a 93-94 point wine. Only problem, I now have 11 bottles and not a dozen. Loving it!