Recently the Wienert Carrascal Assemblage Especial en primeur offering cited the following:
It will be ready to drink upon arrival but to enjoy it at its best, we suggest you wait at least a year if you can. Wines kept for many years in wood like this one can be ‘shaken up’ a bit by the bottling process, and as such, this one may need a little time to readjust after it is bottled in February
I guess what is being described here is bottle-shock
I have often noticed that when I open a bottle on the day of delivery it can be somewhat muddled and/or muted. I live in the sticks and any deliveries coming to my front door have endured a thorough shaking. This seems to be more noticeable the older the wine, with young non-vintage wines not normally a problem at all.
What are your experiences with this phenomenon? Do you find time to settle makes a difference and what is your routine for newly arrived wines?