I’ve decided to buy a wine for each of my daughters, from their year of birth, to give them when they turn 18. It’s probably a bit early to tell what wines I might be looking at for my youngest, what with the 2018 vintage having just been harvested, but my eldest is a 2015 baby so those wines are very much on the market already.
The first decision is which colour to go with - Jenny currently adores all things yellow which might lead towards a white wine, but I think I’m going to go red and assume that her tastes might change over the next 15 years. My natural inclination would be to go with Bordeaux, because a decent claret could well have 18 years life in it, but I know I could also look at Rioja, Rhone, PIedmont etc.
Just wondering what some of you who have much more experience with ageing wines might choose. The budget would be around £50 or thereabouts.
Incidentally, for 2018 I would love to go with an English red given the rave §reviews this year’s crop has had, but I’m not at all convinced they would last that long.