How are 2000 bordeaux now?

As I wrote yesterday in A day out at Windsor, I’ve recently begun to look at serious red bordeaux from the 2000 and 2003 vintages to see how they are coming on.

Like many of you, probably, I bought some of these wines when they were offered en primeur and have only just started thinking about drinking them. The 2000 vintage is supposedly a blue chip vintage so I had been assuming I should forget it for many a long year, but then recently I realised that the wines are already nine years old and are therefore fast approaching...