Chateau Simard Saint-Emilion 2000 ($36.99): This Bordeaux offering is from the stellar 2000 vintage. It is made from 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. The bottle age here is showing beautifully. Elegant and earthy, with notes of dark fruit and forest floor. This is a rare chance to try aged Bordeaux for a reasonable price.
Sarget de Gruaud Larose St. Julien 2000 ($65.99): Deep dark brick color, enticing aromas of tabac, leather and concentrated cassis, leading to a medium bodied, bold, yet supple palate of dried dark fruit, pencil box and forest floor, suffused with supple leather that heralds the well integrated tannins of this exceptional vintage.