I am flat out horrible about cellaring wine - one, because I can't really afford too much that is worth cellaring and two, I'm too impatient to wait. I do have a few bottles, however, that I've managed not to drink and they sit in the bottom bin of my wine cooler, hopefully happily aging to their full potential. One of the wines is a bottle of 1985 Moillard Clos des Chênes, Volnay Premier Cru I liberated from my father-in-law's basement a few years ago. I actually grabbed two, one of which we tasted about 2 years ago:
"Very dark, deep red color. A violet nose, common for these wines, along with some faint strawberry. Good tannin structure, with more floral and berry flavors in the mouth, with a lingering finish."
Pretty basic tasting notes, but it was definitely holding up well, surprising in that they never did anything special for their wine storage, just stuck it in the basement in the original wooden crates and then pulled them out on occasion.
Not sure when this will be pulled out for consumption, it's always a difficult decision to drink one of my "special" wines, usually reserved for an anniversary or New Year's or the like.
How do you decide when to drink a special wine?
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