ProductVintage, regionGovt assessmentMalcolm Gluck’s view
SOURCE: FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (DEC 2010); MALCOLM GLUCK, WINE EXPERT
redwine
Oldest wine:Chateau Latour, 1er cru classe,
1955, , “Drink on special occasions…Spectacular. The essence of a wonderful claret.”“An arthritic liquid at least 40 years past its best.”
champagne
Oldest Champagne:, Brut, Reims
1964, , France“Drink slowly. Special occasions only.”“You would need to drink it slowly otherwise you might think you were slurping some sort of cobwebby medicine.”
port
Oldest :
1931, Douro Valley, Portugal“A real ‘national treasure’…Sublime – best this century.”“This might be interesting. Port is fortified and so lasts for decades.”
cognac
Oldest :, Charente
1878, , France“Drink very sparingly…Excellent…superlative even. Fiery and delicious.”“Yep, though if it is fiery then it isn’t much good, as old cognac has to be mellow and luxurious.”

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