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Pulled and popped my last 2000 from my climate controlled  wine cellar yesterday.  Dark plum with plenty of tannins and oak.  Amazing that it was still quite enjoyable.  Opened my last 2003 this evening in order to have a good reference point to compare to the 2000.  WOW!!!...what a difference 3 years makes!!!...   Even though I really enjoyed the age on the 2000, I realized how much fruit it had lost compared to the 2003 (which, if you recall, was one of the hottest years in Europe).  Wine Spectator gave the 2000 a 94 rating vs an 86 for the 2003.  My guess is that the 2000 has survived as it had more acidity vs the 03 due to the heat wave.  Final thought...2000 is past its prime vs 2003 which is at its prime.  Hope to open my last 2005 in a day or two which WS gave a 95.

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