Older Vintage Wine
Enjoy the evolution and beauty of older wines...
Certain wines, a very few, evolve and improve with age. The layers of complexity that result in these years in bottle are a primary reason collectors invest and store wines for the long term. The intricate flavors and delicacy in older vintage wines can amaze and delight the palate.
Wines that often improve with age include Barolo and Barbaresco, from the Nebbiolo grape, Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and other regions in California, but also certain wines from Australia, Argentina, Washington State and elsewhere. The classic collector wine is Bordeaux, and in the best vintages these wines can age for 5 or more decades. Burgundy can also deliver age-worth examples. Rioja Gran Reservas are often released after some ageing in barrel and bottle, but can continue to age well. The Northern Rhone wines, with the Syrah grape, soften and gain much with some bottle age. And of course, the best vintage Champagne will linger and evolve in a most complex way for decades.
While these are classic examples, nearly every region has potential, and the best producers will work hard in the best vintages to craft a bottle for long-term ageing.
Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1985Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Caves Sao Joao Frei Joao Tinto 1985Other Red Wine from Portugal
Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1985Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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Chateau Margaux 1985Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Chateau Lynch-Bages 1985Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fonseca Vintage Port 1985Port from Portugal
Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1985Cabernet Sauvignon from California
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Warre's Vintage Port (torn label) 1985Port from Portugal
Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (signed) 1985Cabernet Sauvignon from California
Gaja Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 1985Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
Blandy's Vintage Malmsey Madeira 1985Madeira from Portugal
Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 1985Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto 1985Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Chateau Lascombes 1985Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Dow's Vintage Port 1985Port from Portugal
Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1985Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle) 1985Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, CaliforniaCurrently Unavailable $559.97Try the 2018 Vintage 359 97559 97559 97Save $0.00 (0%)
Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - signed) 1985Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California