Where the 1990s gave Bordeaux winemakers a number of difficult challenges, the first 10 years of the new millennium were far kinder.
Looking back at the decade today, not a single vintage was a complete disaster. There were challenges, unquestionably – 2002, 2004 and 2007 all had tough moments, and 2003 was in a league of its own for sustained drought that lasted through the entire season (although it was greeted with great acclaim at the time by many).
But there were also a number of standout vintages, notably 2000, 2005 and 2009, with 2001 becoming a cult classic, and 2008 an underrated star that delivered some of the best prices of the decade.
Not a bad 10 years in all.
Scroll down for tasting notes & scores for a decade of Bordeaux wines
These were also years of significant change in Bordeaux.
Bordeaux: A selection of tasting notes and scores from the 2000s vintages
Wines are listed in vintage order: oldest to youngest