It is rare to find a wine this old as a new release. In fact, it probably should have been released a few years ago. Because its browning color, old tannins and acidity all suggest a wine that has gone past its peak. As a curiosity this is definitely right there and, for that, drink it now. Two bottles tasted.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.