Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to put some wines in your cellar that you could drink with your children when they come of age? Here are 10 wines/regions/vintages, which are sure to age well into the 2020’s.
1) 2009 Bordeaux reds – best vintage since 1982, yes they are expensive but worth the wait.
2) 2007 Vintage port – a declared year, very high quality wines across the board with good potential for longevity.
3) 2009 Burgundy – a great year for both Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune reds. An excellent year to cellar for Pinot Noir lovers.
4) 2007 Barolo and Barbaresco- a perfect year in Piedmont for ripening Nebbiolo. These wines will last a very long time.
5) 2007 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon – wines with power, complexity and potential.
6) 2009 Northern Rhone – the best year in decades for ripening Syrah based wines in te Cote Rotie and Hermitage.
7) 2009 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 through to 2010 were textbook vintages in southern Western Australia for making classic wines.
8) 2010 Barossa Valley Shiraz – after some strange vintages towards the end of the decade, finally a classic for long-lived Shiraz.
9) 2009 German Rieslings –an equally good year in the northern Mosel through to southern Rhine valley. These Riesling will last a long time.
10) 2007 Niagara Riesling Icewines- 2007 was one of the best vintages Ontario has ever seen, resulting in high sugars and highly concentrated icewines