update: dinner and wine last night were great; the Bruno Paillard assemblage 1999 was fucking incredible. Going back to the store and buying more for later. The Gevrey-Chambertin and Brunello both got decanted 4 hrs prior to drinking and were also great with the lamb rack.
thanks man, last night some woman told me I looked 37 and then asked how I am turning, I said 31. I drank more to soothe my ego. It's a good thing the wine was so delicious. Tomorrow for Xmas/birthday dinner I go meet my favorite chef in Tokyo. Good wine will also be drank over there too.
Thanks. Yeah, I've had some iffy Duboeuf, particularly Nouveau, but this particular bottle is very drinkable and I've been buying it for $13 or so. Great weeknight wine and also I've found a good wine for non-wine drinkers (cru Beaujolais in general I think).