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Lesser lights of 1990 show their class

NK YONG finds out how six non-First 1990 Bordeaux fare after almost a quarter century

Published Thu, May 29, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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IT is in the DNA of human beings to keep striving upwards, focusing on the best, usually to the exclusion and neglect of the lesser lights, those below the Firsts and the Grand Crus. It is necessary to consciously and deliberately re-align one's horizons downwards.

I have recounted in previous columns the pleasure and delight provided by least expected wines, e.g. Vieux Chateau Certan 2007, Lynch Bages 2004 and many more. Their en primeur and current prices compared with the Firsts doubled the pleasure a…

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