How will 2003 red bordeaux age?
3 May 2005 by JR
Jim Dove, Missouri: So, if low pH is one of the main reasons Bordeaux ages as well as it does , what does this say about the ageability of the often high-tannin/high pH wines of the 2003 vintage?  Care to register an opinion as to the general ageworthiness of the 'better' 2003s? me: I must say that I think that in general the 2003s are likely to be very precocious in every way. They should continue to be super-fruity and ripe and easy to like in youth and my guess would be that only the very best have what it takes to make seriously old bones. So, looking at the vintages of this century, I'd be tempted to drink most of them...

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