If there?s one quality that applies to wine more than any other alcoholic beverage, it is its potential to age. But when is the right time to open a wine? We?ve gone through our Buying Guide to compile a list of past vintages which are just now hitting their peak drinking window.
Ripe aromas of brandied cherry, cassis, dried cheese, tobacco and mocha are alluring. This has a linear palate with acidity in the driver's seat. Flavors of vanilla, plum, currant and wood-grain finish with additional oak and red-fruit residue. Drink through 2022.?MICHAEL SCHACHNER