Golden Vintage, Golden Wines
10 years after the harvest, 1997 remains the standard for modern Italian wine
Just about every great wine-producing country or region has a benchmark vintage, one that not only illustrates its wines' superlative quality but also defines its winemaking ability. In Bordeaux, 1982 paved the way for that region to produce modern reds whose ripe fruit and round tannins make them attractive to drink young as well as let them improve with age.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2007.