I loooooove old Bord more than most, but I drink a ton of sub $15 Bord within five years of the vintage. There are some '10s that are just fine right now. They were just not made to age, and priced accordingly. I doubt these low end bottles would even last 25 years. Most can make it 10, but I don't think they get a great deal better.
IME with these cheapies (I have sampled very few upper end '09s or '10s), the '09s are better. Softer, more ready now. Sadly, they're hard to find now. '10s are still everywhere and the '11s are starting to take over. The '11s I've had so far have been pretty meh. For "off" vintages, seems to me like '06-'08 were all better.
what're some good cheapie bordeaux?