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Mature wines

Depending on the producer, the vintage and the region, the definition of  mature wines ranges from 10 to 100 years.

The aromas in a mature wine are blackberries, cherry, plum and cassis fade while notes of tobacco, truffle, earth, smoke, cedar wood, cigar box and forest floor begin to emerge. This happens as the wine shits from its youth to mat...

Depending on the producer, the vintage and the region, the definition of  mature wines ranges from 10 to 100 years.

The aromas in a mature wine are blackberries, cherry, plum and cassis fade while notes of tobacco, truffle, earth, smoke, cedar wood, cigar box and forest floor begin to emerge. This happens as the wine shits from its youth to maturity, when the initial, primary fruit and grapey characteristics shift to the wines secondary or tertiary profile.

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  • 1990

    In bordeaux the reds wines have a very good tannic structure, lovely sugar/acid balance and high natural degrees. The dry whites are armomatic, fat and persistent. The Sweet wines are made from extraordinarily rich musts, they reveal complex aromas of citrus fruit as well as the roasted character that distinguishes those vintages worthy of the Gods.

    In Burgundy, homogeneous high

    Best wines from the vintage 1990:

    Extraordinary wines: Château Beauséjour 1990, Ermitage le Pavillon 1990 Chapoutier, Château Margaux 1990, Château Petrus 1990, Château Montrose 1990, Côte Rotie la Landonne 1990 Guigal, Hermitage Chave cuvée Cathelin, Hermitage la Chapelle 1990 Jaboulet, Château Angélus 1990, Lynch Bages 1990, Château d’Yquem 1990, La Mission Haut Brion 1990, Le pin 1990, Romanée Conti 1990, Dom Pérignon 1990.

  • 1995

    In Bordeaux, an abundant and great vintage. Overall the red wines were successful, especially the merlot based-efforts and the Cabernet wines which are wonderfully aromatic and expressive. The 1995s, which can be compared to 1990s, will be long-lived, as suggested by their structure, balance and harmony.

    In Burgundy, by contrast to the vintage 1996, the 1995s are more obvious in their expression of the ripe fruit flavors but less active and less refined in tannins.

    In California, even if most of them should have been consumed, the vintage 1995 is one the finest vintage in the 1990s. For Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, 1995 is and outstanding vintage.

    Best wines from the vintage 1995:

    Extraordinary wines: Domaine C. Dugat Griotte Chambertin 1995, Harlan Estate 1995, Ermitage le Pavillon 1995 Chapoutier, Screaming Eagle 1995, Montrachet 1995 Romanée Conti, Côte Rôtie La Turque 1995 Guigal, Amarone Dal Forno 1995, La Tache 1995.

    Outsanding wines: Vega Sicilia Unico 1995, Amarone Riserva 1995 Quintarelli, Hermitage 1995 Chave, Château Clinet 1995.

  • 1996

    In Bordeaux, another great vintage thanks to an exceptionally good weather. Overall, the Merlots and Cabernets presented extraordinary potentiel. The wines are dense, but balanced, with the required qualities for long-term cellaring.

    In Australia, the vintage 1996 is a fine year in which the wines are beginning to peak.

    Best wines from the vintage 1996:

    Extraordinary wines: Château Latour 1996, Château Lafite 1996, Krug Clos du Mesnil 1996, Clos de la Roche 1996 – Leroy, Amarone Dal Forno 1996, Château Margaux 1996

    Outsanding wines:Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili 1996 (Red Label Riserva), Krug 1996.

  • 2000

    In Bordeaux, the red wines present immense potential and should be included in the list of greatest Bordeaux vintages. They are all at one dark-coloured, powerful, generous, robust and remarkably balanced.

    Best wines from the vintage 2000:

    Extraordinary wines: Château Lafleur 2000, CNP cuvée Da Capo 2000 – Pegau, Mission Haut Brion 2000, Tua Rita Redigaffi 2000, Petrus 2000, Margaux 2000, Pavie 2000, Angélus 2000, Cheval Blanc 2000, Ermitage L’Ermite 2000, Latour 2000, Haut Brion 2000.

    Outsanding wines: L’Evangile 2000, Leoville Las Cases 2000, Ausone 2000, La Mondotte 2000, Lafite 2000.

  • 2002

    In Bordeaux, an elitist vintage, 2002 was favourable to vinterns who care for quality.

    Best wines from the vintage 2002:

    Extraordinary wines: Chardonnay 2002 Marcassin, La Muse Verite 2002, Astralis 2002 Clarendon Hills, Chevalier Montrachet 2002 domaine d’Auvenay, Mazis Chambertin 2002 domaine d’Auvenay.

    Outsanding wines: Jim Barry The Armagh 2002, Penfolds Grange 2002, Bollinger Vieilles Vignes 2002, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2002.

  • 1996

    Best wines from the vintage 1996:

    Extraordinary wines: Château Latour 1996, Krug Clos du Mesnil 1996, Château Lafite Rothschild 1996, Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche 1996, Dal Forno Amarone 1996, Château Margaux 1996, Montrachet 1996 Domaine des Comtes Lafon.

    Outstanding wines: Château Leoville Las Cases 1996, Ermitage l'Ermite (rouge) 1996, Bollinger VVF 1996, Krug 1996, Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Falletto 1996.

  • 2006

    In Bordeaux, 2006 is a tannic, structured vintage that will require considerable aging. However, unlike the vintages 1986 and 1996, the 2006 Médocs will be more approchable in  their youth.

    The Pomerol and the Graves are the best regions in Bordeaux in 2006.

    2006 is a superb vintage for the northern Rhone's white wines (Hermitage).

    Best wines from the vintage 2006:

    Extraordinary wines: Masseto 2006, Ermitage les Griffieux Chapoutier 2006, Ermitage l’Ermite (blanc) 2006, Astralis Clarendon Hills 2006, Chateauneuf du Pape reserve Domaine Chapoutier 2006.

    Outsanding wines: Penfolds grange 2006, Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des deux frères 2006, Pingus 2006, Barolo riserva 2006 Giacomo Conterno, Ausone 2006.



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