Monday night here in Edmonton and after an evening of running shiggy trails in the river valley that runs through the city and drinking a couple of beers we went home and settled down to dinner, steaks sliced from a cross rib roast served with roasted bell peppers and potatoes. I decided to open a 2000 Patric Lesec Vacqueyras. "Grandy" (13.5%) I decanted it and cooled it in the fridge for about a half hour. The color was brick red with a terracotta rim so it had clearly moved along, however despite it being almost 20 years old, it was remarkably vital, edgy, with dark skinned cherry fruit, mineral-edged, almost like iron filings, and still fresh. With time it got "sweeter" and slightly more perfumed. This is the third aged Patric Lesec wine that I have been impressed with. Cheers ............................. Mahmoud.