Big red wines benefit greatly of a treatment in an oak barrel. Oak barrels are traditionally used for making quality wines. Many commercial red wines will have been aged in oak barrels. For some, local legislation requires part of their life to be spent in an oak barrel. Oak gives wine soft tannins and vanilla tones as they mature. Further the slow oxidization (micro oxygenation) delivers a wonderful bouquet. The wine becomes more enhanced and concentrated than a same wine that has not lodged in a barrel. Great wines deserve oak.