Although the original post is light hearted, I think it raises a point I haven't thought about in a while. After drinking wine and enjoying the moment, I think that I become much less critical of wine. It is true that wines can open up and show better after a few hours, but I am often reading notes where the drinker writes that the wine was showing its best just as the last glass was poured. Does this evolution come through the wine, or does it come from the drinker? After a few drinks, and while having a good time with friends, do we become less academic about the wine? Does that make us less critical of the wine. Does our "loosening up" allow us to enjoy the wine more, in a hedonistic sense, raising our academic assessment of the wine from say a 91 to a 93? Speaking for myself, I can say that I am biased by such events. Wine always tastes better at the vineyard or while traveling in France and Italy. It's bias, obviously the wine doesn't change, but my environment changes my perspective...As for the Casa Lapostelle, the wine was truly singing by the last glass.