All that troubled him but little; and he gave a warm reception every evening to the wine of the royal vintage
of Chaillot, without a suspicion that several flasks of that same wine (somewhat revised and corrected, it is true, by Doctor Coictier), cordially offered to Edward IV.
When my convivial host discovered that he had told me so much, and that I was prone to doubtfulness, his foolish pride assumed the task the old vintage
had commenced, and so he unearthed written evidence in the form of musty manuscript, and dry official records of the British Colonial Office to support many of the salient features of his remarkable narrative.
I advised him to plant vineyards; they had a capital vintage
last year in the little district, and their wine is exchanged for our corn.
They talked to me of the age of the wine and the fame of the vintage
; but I thought of an older, a newer, and purer wine, of a more glorious vintage
, which they had not got, and could not buy.
Thus trade flourishes--civilization advances; peace is kept; new dresses are wanted for new assemblies every week; and the last year's vintage
of Lafitte will remunerate the honest proprietor who reared it.
It was a most beautiful season; never did the fields bestow a more plentiful harvest or the vines yield a more luxuriant vintage
, but my eyes were insensible to the charms of nature.
The Prince sipped his wine - a cabinet hock of rare vintage
- and found it good.
It was vintage
time in the valleys on the Swiss side of the Pass of the Great Saint Bernard, and along the banks of the Lake of Geneva.
Commissioned by the iconic wine brand, Penfolds, the report was inspired by parallels in the wine world, where some years stand out as stellar vintages
because the ingredients for success all align.
The sale includes an amazing 18 vintages
of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, from 1947 to 2000,12 vintages
of Chateau Haut-Brion ranging from 1945 to 2000 and nine vintages
of Chateau Latour, starting with a 1955 and running up to 1988.
German Reislings such as JJ Prum and Lingenfelder enjoy above-average vintages
and will last longer than most chardonnays.
LBVs do come from single vintages
that have been aged in the barrel for four to six years.