There’s a phenomenon in the wine world known as “travel shock.” It basically says that wines which have recently traveled need to rest in order to show their best. While I have no idea what the scientific basis for such claims might be, I have experienced travel shock enough to believe that it is real. It’s probably similar to bottle shock, which is basically the same phenomenon but refers to wines that have been recently bottled, another from of stress on the wine.
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Both bottle shock and travel shock produce wines that are muted, dull and basically uninteresting. Let your wines rest!