“Good things come to those who wait”—this sing-song phrase of childhood virtue makes most people cringe. It evokes a time when maternal intuition met the churlish frustration of stomping feet and an exasperated huff. In that moment, patience seemed impossible, yet with age comes the realization that there may be some truth to the mantra.
Apply this sentiment to wine and the virtue of patience becomes a wine drinker’s Golden Rule. Letting a bottle mature over time, allowing it to develop into a beautiful work of art, is no easy feat. It takes willpower to leave a bottle untouched for years.
Most wine needn’t be locked away from grabby hands and eager palates, but to help guide you in your quest to find cellar-worthy beauties, we present our annual list of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Cellar Selections. Culled from a lengthy list of age-worthy wines tasted throughout 2015, this final cut covers a variety of wine styles, producers and regions.
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