Is 2010 a good wine year?

Overall, the 2010 vintage is a year for great reds from France, Italy, and pockets of the New World. Many are likely to be making spectacular drinking now and the best examples are likely to develop even further. However, as this is a quality vintage for many, expect prices to run high.

When should I drink Barolo 2010?

Barolo – Aging and drinking Before a Barolo can be drunk it must be at least 5 years old in theory, in practice however, most Barolos can best be drunk when they are about 10 years old after which the heavy tannins are softer because of the aging process.

What is a wine vintage chart?

Vintage charts summarize the quality and character of the wines from a particular region in a specific year. They are by necessity general in nature, but can help consumers make good choices when faced with unfamiliar wines. They also help collectors determine when their wines will be drinking well.

How can you tell if wine is vintage?

A wine’s vintage simply tells you which year the grapes were picked. The word vintage refers to the year in which the grapes were harvested. This year is displayed on the label of the wine.

Can you age red wine?

Some Red Wines Taste Better Older. Those red wines with high acidity and high tannin are perfect to lay down for a few years. If you’re afraid of a big investment, try experimenting and aging a few value wines for just one year. Wines become softer and often more smoky (think tobacco) with age.

Was 1969 a good wine year?

The 1969 vintage was good enough to yield a few single Quinta vintage ports, notably Taylors Vargellas and some exceptional Colheita ports. Italian: 1969 was a good vintage for Italian wines. The weather was good throughout the year enabling the grapes to reach a high degree of ripeness.

What makes a vintage year in wine?

A vintage is simply the year the grapes were picked and the wine was produced, but there’s much more behind understanding what each vintage means. “The etymology of the word vintage is simply the anglicisation of the French word ‘vendange’, from the Latin ‘vinum’ for wine,” Richard Brierley of Bid For Wine says.

What is a vintage year of manufacture?

An item should be at least 100 years old to be defined as an antique. Generally speaking if the item is no older than an antique but not less than 20 years, it falls under the term vintage.