If you are a wine lover then this article is especially for you. We all know the older the wine the better. So these are the top 5 vintage wines that one must try in his/her lifetime.
- 1. Chateau Lafite 1787
The most antique and expensive standard bottle of wine, this vintage is believed to be from Thomas Jefferson’s cellar. A ThJ initials are etched in the glass. The third president and one of the founding fathers was an ambassador to France and he’s said to spend much time visiting the Bordeaux and Burgundy vineyards for his wine collection.
- 1945 Mouton Rothschild
This is one of the oldest wine which exists for more than 70 years. From a superb, albeit tannic vintage, this 1945 took a long time to come but, is now wowing those lucky enough to taste it. With perfect scores from both of the Wine Advocate’s Bordeaux critics, this is a must try one.
- 1947 Cheval Blanc
One of the great wines, from one of the greatest ever Bordeaux vintages and most revered houses, this is as iconic as Bordeaux gets. As perhaps the most famous of all St Emilion properties, Chateau Cheval Blanc is capable of you taking you to paradise. To single out the best is near impossible but this 1947 something truly special, showing what the Cabernet Franc grape is capable of.
- 1947 Lafleur
The second entry from the legendary 1947 vintage and one of the finest Pomerols ever is the Chateau Lafleur. When summer hits you over this wine will help you relax. The Lafleur continues to be one of the best, scored perfectly on numerous occasions, and is a candidate for the title of greatest Bordeaux ever made.
- 1955 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino
The only Italian wine on the list fittingly comes from its most famous producer, Biondi Santi. He invented Brunello di Montalcino and gained worldwide acclaim for their uncompromisingly traditional wines. 1955 is widely considered the best ever and one of the finest from any time in the last century. Interestingly, they still have a few bottles in the cellar in case you want to check them out.