A recent experience with a favourite Chateauneuf from 1998
which showed poorly (stewed fruit, very evolved) got me thinking.
Do wines from ripe years show better young and age poorly ?
Is it the high Grenache content ?
Any similar experiences ?
But have you guys found that riper vintages age less well ?
... because I usually do not keep the wines I buy long enough (20, 30 years) to judge whether they age better or not ... in my time frame, they seem fine ;)
I don’t think it’s 20 or 30, is it? More like 5 or 6!
Well, I’ve tried not long ago wonderful ’biggies"; from 2003 and I still have several waiting to be drunk ... I have not noticed any decay at all and I would even say that some of them still needed to wait a bit longer (like Aalto ps), but I’m not an expert ... hence, for me they are extremely fine after 5-6 years, but maybe for a more discriminate, expert taste they are not ;)