Originally posted by indybob:
Ditto Bill. Ditto PH.
When you mean "just not the same" I'd translate that to mean, "they'll be better."
Those young Bdx wines will be tannic bruisers, nowhere near ready to open. The SQN juice you have should drink MUCH better and be a more pleasant way to spend your bride's birthday.
If you don't want to dip into those either, Champagne is always in style.
I agree with these guys as well. I don't even think a ton of decanting will help these wines open to even close to what you want. I'd go with the sqn's.