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- -Matt- - 09-04-2002 04:44 AM

I have some bottles of wine that I've brought with me from France - mostly Bordeaux. I'm curious to know when these wines will be at their best - can anyone help me out?

I've poked around a bit on the boards here and if I understand correctly, then it's going to depend on the quality of each individual wine as well as the storage of the bottles - is this correct? Anything to add to this?

How would I go about judging the lifetime of my bottles then? I guess I could post a list to a board here, but is there some other resource for checking up on these?

Thanks, Matt

- Kcwhippet - 09-04-2002 05:57 AM

Besides knowing which particular wines and how they've been stored, it would also help to know the vintage. With those three criteria, we could probably give you a fairly good idea on the longevity of your wines. If the list is too long, however, it could become a major research project. You might start yourself by checking the Bordeaux thread and going back a year or so to see if any of your wines show up.