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Vintages Ready to Drink Today — '70s, '80s and '90s

by Eli Rodriguez | 17 July 2014


Wines with Age

Do you know: That it is estimated that up to 90% of all wine in the U.S. is consumed within 24 hours of purchase, and this appears to increasingly be the case across the globe. That leaves only a very narrow slice of the pie of the world's wine production that ever sees its first birthday, let alone its 20th or beyond.


We receive many requests from our clients for wines from specific growers in older vintages, ready for drinking now. We focus our efforts on sourcing wines in impeccable condition, going back to the 1982 vintage. Of course there is an intrinsic level of quality that must exist for a wine to age for two decades and beyond and we use our extensive tasting experience so that we only offer wines that we know are still drinking very well today.


In stock now, we have a terrific range from around the world from 1994 to 1982, all ready to be poured and enjoyed today. These all can be seen listed below by category and wine in ascending vintage order.


As for favorites:


From the U.S. Mondavi Reserve Cabernet 1991 or Bryant Family 1994 are my picks; and Henri Bonneau's Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Marie Beurrier 1989 or Chave Hermitage 1990 are truly unique Rhône benchmarks not to be missed.


Groffier Bonnes Mares 1988 out of magnum would be a marvelous drink for a dinner party for four; and, for Bordeaux, Gruaud Larose 1982 is an all-time favorite; 1988 La Lagune is an elegant, savory claret at perfect maturity while Margaux 1986, Haut Brion 1989 and Lynch Bages 1990 live up to their reputations and are nearly perfect every time.


Best wishes,


Eli Rodriguez
Sales Director

Category: Mature Wines