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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.

  • 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.

  • 2001

    In Bordeaux, some consider the vintage 2001, as the produce of a cold vintage, and, therefore, slow to mature and classical in style but some other compare the left bank with their very good 1986 counterparts.

    In the sweet wine-producing areas, the light September and October rains favoured the onset of noble rot on ripe grapes, which hence produced pure and fruity wines, endowed with optimal acidity.

    Best wines from the vintage 2001:

    Extraordinary wines: Harlan Estate 2001, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve 2001, Château d'Yquem 2001, Monte Bello Ridge 2001, Verite La Muse 2001.

    Outstanding wines: D'Arenberg the Dead Arm Shiraz 2001, Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2001, Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf du Pape Rerserve des Celestins 2001.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2008

    Best wines from the vintage 2008:

    Extraordinary wines: Penfolds grange 2008, Dominus 2008, Verite La Muse 2008

    Outsanding wines: Ausone 2008, Lafite Rothschild 2008, Chambertin 2008 domaine Leroy, Masseto 2008, Pingus 2008



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