Oeno-File, the Wine & Gastronomy Column

by Frank Ward

Recent tastings

Posted by Frank Ward on January 31, 2013

January 2013. Nobody on earth – not the most brilliant scientist, not the richest billionaire – can instantly turn a young immature wine into a fully mature one. Only time can bring about this transformation. Sometimes the process can take an age (a good 60 years in the case of the obdurate, but ultimately great, 1926s!). The following bottles were purchased by me many years ago, within two or three years of the vintage in question, and then simply left to mature in my own 18th-century cellars or in Britain’s finest bonded warehouse, Octavian. All have been tasted within the last few months, to see if that long wait was justified… fresh tasting notes on fabled wines, 3 great vintages of musigny vieilles vignes

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