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  • viderunt says:

    3/22/2017 3:28:00 AM - Hi Chattters, Up the wooden hills for me tonight, but back tomorrow. If you have an extensive collection of aged Claret, I'd look carefully at their age. It is a complete myth that wine gets better as it gets older. There is a window of opportunity for these wines. As there is, I suppose, for us all.

  • viderunt says:

    3/21/2017 8:11:00 PM - Hi Chatters, The rule of thumb is the bigger the wine, the more time it needs in the decanter. So I'd give a "super second" Medoc (Cos d'Estournel, for example) more time than a lighter wine from the Margaux district. It has also been my experience that some wines taste better (rounder, smoother, less tannic) on the second day. Alas, few bottles that I open ever reach that happy state of maturity. Viderunt.

  • chatters says:

    3/21/2017 7:46:00 PM - thanks for your reply...I asked because it seemed that you were encountering a phenomenon I've seen a few times: I've found with some of my 10-15yo Bordeaux that they seem to have a moment about 2-3 hours post decanting where they just start to blossom...cheers, chatters