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 ageworthiness 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.
Why do some of your charts show only about 10 years, while others show decades of vintages? Print
Modified on: Fri, 8 Aug, 2014 at 5:57 PM
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