quote:Originally posted by latour67:
I also agree sith steve8, futronic, & wine+art.
However, I prefer mature Bordeaux, allowing enough time for the fruit to emerge and the tannins soften. And depending on the wine, the same applies to Burgundy or Italian wines.
Also, it is difficult to make a broad statement about maturity as you can bet a Lafite Rothschild will require many more years than a Meyney. In other words, the quality of the wine is the huge variable.
I give top Cali Cabs about 7-10 maturity and sometimes even a little more time, but a Sebastiani Secolo----I'll pour early!
... and you are one of the palates I respect.