The Impact of Aging on Wine
(the wine’s aging not yours)
Let us select some older wines from our cellar so that you can view the effect of age on wine. Wine is made up of many organic compounds and its taste and aroma changes as these organics age in the bottle and decay. Young wine is filled with the tastes and smells of fresh fruits, flowers, spices, vanilla, fresh oak and the soil in which it was grown. Older wines grow in tertiary smells and flavors that include leather, tobacco, tar, truffles, decaying leaves and herbaceousness. The secret is to drink wine when both these characteristics are positive and contributory. This is when wine is at its most enjoyable and complex. Tastings start at $100 per person, minimum 6.