(Closed) Wine that lasts for years?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

I’ve worked for several wine shops, buyers and vineyards: What’s in your budget for “not super expensive”?  and what do you like to drink? 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

If you are not , as you said, a wine snob, I don’t think it will be so hard. I think as long as you keep it in cool place it should be fine. I recently found a bottle of Carlo Rossi from 2003 while helping my brother move. I gave it to my aunt as a joke and when she took a sip, I told her how old it was and she made me taste it. it was a cheap wine but it was not worse than one off the shelf and it was 5 years old. Maybe you could buy something with a good vintage and just store it, I hear 2007 was a good year for Italian reds.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

07 was good for Italian red, though it will depend on how long you intend to keep the wine. 

Two wines I highly reccomend are Montes Folly (a syrah) and Montes Purple Angel (Carmenere – similar to merlot and Petit Verdot).  They are both full delicious fruity wines that retail from about 40-60$.  Montes also does a series of wines called Montes Alpha that has a to DIE for Syrah for about 30-40$.  I really like this vineyard and have found them to have a lot of stamina.  I recently got to taste some of their Montes Alpha M (red blend) from 2008 and I was very impressed with how it aged. 

I’d also reccomend D’Arenberg “Dead Arm” Shiraz (about 40-50$) from the Barossa valley in Australia.  Beautiful rich flavors and body to spare.  Every vintage I’ve tried has been excellent. 

All of these wines will definitely last for up 5 years if stored carelessly (dark cabinet) and for almost 10 if stored well (cool dark cabinet with minimal temperature variations)

Salut!  And Enjoy!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Aren’t port wines designed to age for years? You could try a bottle of that. 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

Port wines are already aged for several years, but they are very sweet with a very high alcohol content.  If you’re looking for a dessert wine they’re a great choice, but not so great to eat with your steak over dinner.

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