Father’s Day Wine tip

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