Best value for really good wine is 2001 Right Bank Bordeaux, 1998 Right Bank Bordeaux & 1996 Left Bank Bordeaux.
Else, there are several strong 2000 Bordeaux. Many Left Bank wines are still a bit tight an tannic at the top end. But 2000 Pomerol and 2000 Saint Emilion can be stunning.
Your next step is older, looking at 1990 and 1989. In most cases, 1990 is a bit stronger.
Best to ask me about specific wines you're thinking of, for a more detailed answer.