David R. wrote:TwoDog2 wrote:So - I take it distinguishing between wine age is extremely difficult?
Well, as far as I am concerned, it is easier than puerh because there is no dry vs traditional storage.
On one hand, that's certainly true. On the other hand, wines tend to age quite differently. Chateauneuf du Pape/Languedoc from the 90s may be aged in a very comforting way, while some of the 90s Bordeaux are still taste quite young. Even in Bordeaux, the differences are large. Emilion around 2000 will probably be older-than-young, but some other regions around 2000 still taste, smell and look very young.