How to tell whether a wine will age well
21 Nov 2004 by JR
Lloyd Webb, Toronto, Canada: I purchased, a few years ago, a case each of the wonderful 1994 Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz and the Leasingham Domaine Shiraz. Both wines are (were) spectacular and the Classic Clare is still drinking nicely. The Domaine was just beautiful but has not held up as well when I recently tasted it. A lot of the fruit was still evident but the alcohol has taken over and the wine is now past its prime. Oddly enough, a Lindemans 1992 Pyrus that I also opened recently was still great, although at peak. When purchasing wines of recent vintages, how can I determine which ones will last and which...

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