Ageing: Reds

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

  • About

Almost all wine retailing at under £10/$20: 1–3 (although some particularly good red Côtes du Rhône and old-vine Spaniards can provide exceptions)

  • Bordeaux, Madiran: 5–25

  • Burgundy: 4–20

  • Northern Rhône: 4–15 (Hermitage longer)

  • Southern Rhône: 3–10

  • Languedoc-Roussillon: 3–8

  • Barolo, Barbaresco: 6–25

  • Brunello di Montalcino: 5–13

  • Chianti: 4–10

  • Rioja: 5–20

  • Ribera del Duero: 3–15

  • Douro table wines: 4–12

  • Vintage port: 12–50

  • Other wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon: 7–17

  • Other wines based on Pinot Noir: 4–10

  • Other wines based on Syrah/Shiraz: 4–12

  • Other wines based on Grenache: 3–8