The 2000 Chateau Greysac from the Medoc in Bordeaux, cost under $18 then, had 12.8% alcohol and scored 16+ points on the Dionysian scale.

After decanting, the wine, at 21 years old, reflected its Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot notes of blueberry. The wood was still strong and some tobacco smoke was forming. I feel it was at or near its peak.

It was served with a roast alongside a number of veggies. The wine help bring out the dish’s flavors.

For all the praise the 2000 vintage received, I have found it to be over-rated. My 1995’s, 98’s and 2005’s all seem better to me. In Vino Veritas.