August 31 2012 issue
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CLOSING TIME Sandy Block, MWThe 1996 Bordeaux vintage answers its critics in an all-star tasting. Sommeliers who have the good fortune to work in a restaurant that stocks vertical selections of the classics need to be familiar with the evolution and maturity of each vintage. Since published assessments are often out of date, however, accurate information can be elusive. In general, vintages acquire their reputations based on economic factors and extrapolations from annual weather data—criteria that may prove extr...
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