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  • EMAZurich says:

    5/6/2014 4:51:00 AM - Hi Catenac Brown, I saw your comment/question on HBL 2010 and I thought my experieces with these wines may be helpful for you. Generally I start to open right bank bordeaux with 8 years of age, left banks with 10 years. I like them most between 12 and 18 years of age. But all this depends also on the vintage... Coming back to yur wine I think HBL made a very dense and extracted (not overextracted), classic Paulliac with high acidity and tannin in 2010. This wine will need time. So appling the general rule mentioned before I would say to open the first ones 2022 just for having a first glance... It's obviously a matter of personal taste, but either you open them young and fruity (what works out very well for 2009 bdx, not for 2010) or you need to be patient. Hope this helps... best regards from Zurich, Edgar

  • _water.into.wine_ says:

    1/2/2014 4:03:00 AM - Thanks Mike! I'm new to all this too so still trying to figure out when, and what, to drink! I managed to get three bottles so may try my first in 2015 and see how it goes. Enjoy the world of wine!

  • Mike's wines says:

    1/2/2014 3:39:00 AM - O.....reviews indicate 2014-2024. I am new to this and will not wait very long. I went back to the wine shop and someone had bought all of the Il Boro...though I was later able to find two more bottles. I will open one in late 2014 and another in late 2015. This was a very unique wine for me. Regards.