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06.24.2005

A New Category: Older Vintages

Today I am inaugurating a new category of wine reviews focusing on older vintages. Sometimes called "library wines" these wines are found only in the cellars of collectors, on auction blocks around the world, in finer restaurants, and at the wineries themselves. As my personal cellar tends to not go back farther than a decade at most, I don't end up drinking these wines regularly. On occasion through the generosity of a friend, or just being in the right place at the right time, I do sometimes get a chance to sample an older wine (more than a decade), and I've decided to start recording these tasting notes and experiences here on Vinography. I hope you enjoy them.

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Lenn wrote:
06.27.05 at 12:53 PM

Looking forward to it...my oldest bottle is a 1991 sparkler here on LI that was discorged in 2001 I believe.

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