Discussed this subject with Robert and he thinks it may be a good subject for discussion.
I am retiring in a few years [early of course] and want to build up a stock of wine to enjoy in my dotage., maybe start to drink the wine in 3 years. I have no great knowledge of wine and in terms of laying wine away have no clue.
I have started my collection by adding a case of The Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage to reserves.
My questions would be:-
When you start collecting wine how do you identify wine that’s suitable to lay away or put another way will be better in 3 years than it is now?
Are there any specific grape varieties which improve more with age?
As I will be unlikely to be spending any more than £20 per bottle, is this even worth doing?
Or would I simply be better just putting the money I would spend in an account and buying wine when I retire?
I hope the above questions aren’t too daft. Thanks ahead for any responses.