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.
Modified on: Fri, 8 Aug, 2014 at 5:57 PM
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