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by Fred McMillin
A Vertical Tasting of Wine X
Different vintages of the same wine are compared in a vertical tasting.
The Tasting By My Panel
There were six vintages of Wine X, the 1990 through 1995. How good were they? Well, let's compare the ratings of the six bottles with the average ratings of the top six from our usual 20-wine tastings. For example, the wines that finished sixth in our last ten tastings had an average score of 86. The sixth-rated bottle of Wine X had a score of 91! Not bad.
Clearly, Wine X is superior to the wines that usually top my tastings. What is it? LANGTRY MERITAGE RED WINE by Guenoc (gwen-uk). It is aging beautifully. No sign of fading fruit or acquistion of unwanted flavors...A PERFECT GIFT for your friends who appreciate the very best. For more info, contact the office of co-proprietor Karen Melander-Magoon, phone (707) 987-2385, FAX (707) 987-9351.
What's Meritage?—Meritage is a trade-mark name created in California a decade ago. A red Meritage may be made only from the top five Bordeaux varieties, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, etc. It must be one of a winery's two most expensive wines. The Oxford Wine Companion says the "few finest" Meritages give hope that this new breed of blends will achieve greatness. The Langtry Meritage certainly is one of those FEW FINEST.
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