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The 1986 Firsts look fit to go on for another five, perhaps even 10 years, if obtained directly from Chateaux and well stored.

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Recent dinner with 1986 First Growths reminds again of need to be patient with wine storage.
Dec 12, 2014 5:50 AM

IT should be apparent to regular readers of this column that I place great store on patience. I have repeatedly encountered the astonishing and beautiful development of wines which have been stored upwards of 10 years - Chablis, for instance, starts out bone dry and closed at first sighting

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