should I open this 2000 Bordeaux
I put a 2000 Bordeaux in the basement when the vintage came out. I've never tried to "cellar" anything before. It was only around $20, so I'm not sure if it's age worthy anyway. Haut Medoc, cru bourgeois, producer LaRose Trintaunton (I don't have it with me now, that spelling is probably off).
Too soon? too late? It's no big deal, but I just didn't want to open it now if it might benefit from longer downstairs, but I don't want to let it rot either and be disappointed later.
Thanks for opinions!
I actually had this wine in the fall and scored it 86 points for what it's worth. Definitely lacking in fruit, but it was from the get go. Decant for sediment, or pop and pour. This showed great from the get go, and we didn't even decant it for sediment. Nice pencil lead, earth, and tobacco on the nose. Nice cassis tart cherries, and berries. Not bad for $17! -mJ
Drink it. Depending on your storage conditions it might be over-the-hill.
Well-stored IMO that wine (you added an "N" to Trintaudon) in good vintages, which 2000 was, is best at 5-8 years. So even with controlled storage, it isn't likely to improve after 10 years. It isn't as sturdy a wine as some of the Haut Medocs or nearby classified St. Juliens.