A mature selection to nurture and relish

Mature champagne is not something you will find off-the-shelf. The only way, and the cheapest, is to age it oneself, writes NK YONG

IT is in the human DNA to strive upwards, in a continual search for the best. Just as some strive to the next level in cars, houses, handbags and the like, wine lovers are always reaching beyond the simple to the more complex, from the obvious to the elusive. Hence the progression from Mateus Rose through Bordeaux, etc, ultimately to Burgundies. So it happened that when my good banker friend from Lausanne proposed that he bring a few bottles of mature burgundy with him on his most recent visit to Singapore, he was made most welcome by our small group of thirsty vinos. Not exactly from the pioneer generation but old enough!

Francois Gautier, my Swiss friend, did not disappoint. His contribution...

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