Not all wine is meant to age.
There's the idea that wine is meant to mature before it is consumed. And, in part, that is perfectly true. After all, the longer a wine matures, the more intense the flavor. Well, sometimes. Some wines aren't meant to be aged - they are meant to be drunk quite young. And, usually, you can tell the difference based on price - and how many years the bottle has aged before you spot it on the shelves. So, don't feel bad about drinking a wine that's been bottled relatively recently, but hold onto the good ones as long as you can.
- Rated #6 in 10 Things You Really Should Know about Wine