» Bordeaux vintage chart
December 9, 2010
I am having trouble knowing what these terms mean, even after reading Greg's descriptions of different Bordeaux vintage styles. What's the difference between ripe and opulent, for instance?
Dec 11, 2010 at
The way I use the terms a ripe vintage has fresh fruit character while still retaining good, fresh tannins and noticeable acidity.
Opulent on the other hand trades some of the acid and tannin for more fruit sweetness and a plusher, softer texture. I hope that helps.
Dec 14, 2010 at