J Nolan wrote:i seem to come accross a re-occuring pattern in the chats and discussions which basically breaks down to Older(Wine) is Better!!!
Robin Garr wrote:J Nolan wrote:i seem to come accross a re-occuring pattern in the chats and discussions which basically breaks down to Older(Wine) is Better!!!
I don't think you'll find a lot of support in <i>this</i> forum for the "Older is Better" theory.
wrcstl wrote:Speak for yourself young man. 50% of what my wife and I drink may be 2-4 years old but give me an old Bordeaux, old Chablis, old Vouvray or old Barolo anytime. When you think of the best wines you have every tasted is it a '02 chard tasted in '04, an '01 cab tasted in '05 or a 20 year old Bordeaux? I am with you Robin on most things but you have to stop making crazy statements, whoops, guess that is a matter of palate preference, sorry.
Sam Platt wrote:To say it another way, "Young is not necessarily bad", or "Old wine is not the only wine worth drinking."
Walt wrote:Regardless, we need to keep him under control and call him out on occassion.
Sam Platt wrote:Walt wrote:Regardless, we need to keep him under control and call him out on occassion.
Walt, You're right. We don't want our "Grand Poo-bah" to become intellectually sloppy.
My problem is that I have not had the opportunity to taste many old wines. Primarily because my pocket book objects to it. I can't really talk intelligently about the subject. I'm limited to what is currently available for the most part. I would guess that 80% of the board is in the same situation. That doen't mean that I don't enjoy reading notes about older wines. I find the posts by Francois Audouze very interesting.
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