There are few wines that are so highly regarded, age worthy and important as Bordeaux. The first growths and super seconds have recently priced themselves out of the reach of mere mortals, but that doesn't mean there aren't any great wines to be had, you just have to search a little harder.
Surprisingly, you can still find wines like the 2005 Grand Puy Lacoste at fair pricing. I say surprisingly because 2005 has proven itself as one of the best vintages ever, and Grand Puy Lacoste has a track record for excelling in these rich, ripe vintages. Still very young, one can begin to see flashes of brilliance when tasting the 2005 Grand Puy Lacoste, but patience is required to see this wine at its finest. Today, its crushed blueberry and black currant fruit is kept at bay by intense mineral, earth and oak note, all supported by its balanced yet formidable structure.