Looking for some advice from other members. On a recent trip to Tuscany I purchased a bottle of 1988 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello from a small cantina in Montalcino that sold many old vintages of this wine.
I have no idea how it will have held up (1988 was a good vintage in Montalcino at least) but as 1988 is my birth year I thought it would be a fun experiment. The woman in the shop didn’t speak much English but was adamant that I should open the bottle 24 hours before drinking (I assume to slow ox or recork after pouring a small amount) as the wine would be “asleep” and would need a “long time to wake up”. I was surprised to hear this as I had thought that wines of this age should generally be drunk quite soon after opening to avoid further oxidation that could ruin whatever flavour profile is left.
Any thoughts on this?