Does anybody else regularly put some age on less-expensive wines to see what happens? I bought a few bottles of a VdP from Languedoc last year made by Jeff Carol which is based on Cabernet Franc (55%) with some Syrah, Merlot, and Carignan(e), and last year it tasted very ripe and had a little bit of alcoholic heat. Just over a year later, its come along nicely, with an aroma thats still powerful, but the alcohol has integrated and its traded some of that ripe fruit for garrigue, leather, and tobacco. Its called Puydeval, and an excellent wine for the $$.
I've also got some Ribiera Sacra mencia from '09 that I'm sitting on. I think its just interesting to see the evolutions in different wines, and when there's only $15 or $20 at risk, its much less of a big thing.