Reply to "To decant or not to decant?"

Although I am pretty new to wine (say 3 years), I always decant. Something I learned from living in Italy - most Italians decant their wines for at least a few hours before drinking, as it's like a rule of thumb (at least a rule I have been told since living in Italy for the past 2.75 years).

I have experimented the tasting before/after decanting and depending on the wine, you will notice a big difference in the nose and the taste - tones the tannins, opens the nose, etc.

And like someone else said, decanting in not just leaving the bottle open for a few hours, which really does nothing.
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