Most regions' charts reflect the vintages of wines still available in retail shops or at auction. For some regions, we go back farther, depending on the age-worthiness of the best wines. Vintage Port, for example, undergoes a long, slow maturation process in the bottle, needing 15 to 20 years to fully integrate and soften its massive tannins.
Modified on: Thu, 7 Aug, 2014 at 5:04 PM
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