Very interesting ya'll, thanks. I am a newb both here and to wine drinking. Have you heard of the 40 Year Old Virgin? Well, I'm the 50 year old wine novice, (really long story)drinking for about 3 years. I have been reading my butt off here at the forum for the last 2 days and have learned so much already.
After being enlightened on this issue of decanting I tried my first experiment last night with a Sangiovese. Decanting in the glass I drank my first right away, the second glass 45 minutes later and the third glass 30 minutes after that. Wow! what a difference. I have detected this change before, however I attributed taste difference to my taste buds changing with food consumption. I will be decanting from now on.
On a side note. I do not have the funds to buy higher priced wines so I would really appreaciate every one taking the time to add your under $20 wine selections to the appropriate thread. Thanks