Young Red Wine: A Critic’s Doubts

Evaluating new wine is an exercise in predicting the future. But how worthy is this exercise anyway?

Photo: Meg Maker
Photo: Meg Maker

Reviewing a too-young red wine is like tasting pinches of a chef’s mise en place to critique the cuisine.

I dread this exercise because I’m acutely, painfully aware of my own fallibility. I’m reasonably good at what I do, but I am not a soothsayer.

Writer curious about nature, culture, food, wine, and place. Founder terroirreview.com @terroirreview. Also at megmaker.com @megmaker.

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