Question: A good wine friend is celebrating her 65th birthday this year. Looking for a vintage dated birth year wine gift. Any ideas?
Answer: Often you can turn to a vintage port or Bordeaux. However often difficult to find the less successful years like the 1954 vintage. Suggest you look for a vintage Rivesaltes. I have experienced lots of different vintages of this naturally sweet fortified wine (vin doux naturel) from near Perpignan in France – some beautiful old rancio styled ones. Recently tasted the 1934 vintage birth year tribute to a friend of mine. They seem to produce nearly every year so ask your wine shop to seek one out for you.
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