Bordeaux is an interesting one. Rarely sublime, predictable, even boring at times, but, with age, it is the epitome of balance and red fruit, cedar and tobacco charm. A great food wine.
But the problem is the price. In the days when one could get minor classed growths and top Cru Bourgeois for under £30 it was the perfect Sunday lunch wine. But no way am I going to fork out £75+ a bottle, cellar it for 10-15 years and then drink it with my Sunday roast. At that price I want a whole lot more and know I’m not going to get it.
I agree, I'm lucky to have enough of the older stuff (which I can no longer afford) to see me through.
Though I get quite a bit of pleasure from cheaper, younger Haut Medocs and St Estephes, in a cold beef/steak and chips sort of way. I've learned to be fairly selective on these though, for instance I bought a case of Ch Beaumont, which others here seem to like, and I have to say I'm not feeling the love at all....