As you might have noticed, I have been off the grid for a bit. Not sure how much longer I will be posting more infrequently, but I plan on getting this a bit more regular again soon. And what better way to start with than my weekly reading suggestion?
This week, I want to point you to this informative and well written piece on SB’s Wine Blog about aging wine. As I have indicated in this blog often, I like aged rieslings because there is a new quality to them, that is less fruity but more overall balanced. This article does not look at white wines, though. It still gives us an idea about how few wines actually are made for aging, and how many should be drunk young.
Have a great Sunday, and happy Thanksgiving on Thursday!
I agree that it is a taste thing–it seems like SB likes big fruity monsters which is fine, but not really my thing. I hear you when you say you need to scale things back a bit, but not drinking much wine?!?
I know, I know. We’ve been going through some crazy stuff here…
I hope that the holidays bring you some peace of mind….
Thanks, very much appreciated!! A magnum bottle of sparkle is actually chilling already, and we’re celebrating with our closest friends here. Really excited about it.
I think most red wines taste better after they aged for a bit. Barolo, Brunello, Amarone but also Bordeaux age extremely well.
Welcome back :) I was worried you stopped blogging!
Thanks! No worries. Just needed to scale back a bit. Plus: We just haven’t been drinking much wine lately, believe it or not. :)
Thanks for an interesting read. Not that I necessarily disagree with the author of that article, but taste is individual thing, and I personally like aged wines, so this is what I’m always looking for. I had so many amazing 20-25 years old wines from all different regions – absolute majority of them being simple well made wines, no cults or first growth Bordeaux – that I simply chuckle when I read all these “aged or not” debates. Wine is a living thing, and everybody should drink what they like…
I agree, I like the taste of old wines and all boils down to what taste we like. But I also think that there are wines, or types of wine, that are better when drunk young, and that is where I thought this one was helpful.
Interesting thoughts – and welcome back!