It is no longer the case, but in the past many wines were made that were specifically intended to age and therefore only be uncorked at a later age. Long upbringing on wooden barrels could ensure that the stiff tannins became a bit smoother and the wine a lot more pleasant. Whether it is because modern man has less patience, or the wine-drinking public no longer has access to a cellar to store the wines in, the fact is that almost all wine that is made is intended to be drunk quickly. That type of wine is now also common. An old wine, also because of the price tag, is less likely to be chosen. And that’s a shame. Because even red wines that have passed the stage of purple fruit bomb can have a lot to offer.
This wine certainly has that and is also relatively affordable and widely applicable. This blend of lemberger (provides fresh notes and spiciness) and merlot (gives filling to the wine) already has some notes of tobacco due to age, but the berry fruit has certainly not disappeared. The civilized alcohol percentage of 12.5% also ensures enough digestibility.