What happens to a fine wine over the course of 10 years spent aging in bottle?
The tannins of red wines soften, the texture of white wines thicken, and simple primary and secondary aromas make way for nuanced tertiary notes, like dried fruit, honey, balsamic and earth. Consider the tantalizing aromas of stewed fruit and cigar box expressed by renowned Bordeaux Classified Growths as they age in your cellar, or the hints of fig, leather and fresh earth wafting forth from a glass of 2012 Amarone della Valpolicella. There is nothing quite like the chocolate and black cherry aromas in a 10-year-old Montepulciano or the meat and worn leather notes of a Rioja Gran Reserva from the same year. And if you believe only reds are worthy of age, think again! In one decade, a Pouilly-Fuisse develops layers of buttered brioche, honey and toasted hazelnuts, while a sweet wine from Sauternes sheds its baby fat to reveal notes of beeswax, dried apricot and almonds.
Experience for yourself the effects of a decade through our selection of wines from the 2012 vintage. This star-studded collection features the best hits of 2012, wines built to age from top regions around the world. Open them now or to keep them a few years longer.
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