2000 Château La Vieille Croix, France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Fronsac
Well this was kind of crazy. Spotting a 13 year old minor Bordeaux in an Italian restaurant in a small mountain town in northern Vietnam. A roll of the dice, but since I hadn't had a glass of red wine in over a month of traveling through SE Asia I thought I'd go for it. The staff at the restaurant didn't even know what it was.
In fact this is a nice, fully mature, very enjoyable red wine. Not terribly complex, but has a good herbal element. More balanced than powerful. Tannins are fully resolved. This is drinking nicely. A very good drink, even if it's been hanging around with less than perfect storage for a while.