Definition of vin de garde in English:

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vin de garde

Pronunciation: /ˌvã də ˈɡɑːd/

noun (plural vins de garde)

[mass noun]
Wine which will significantly improve in quality if left to mature.
Example sentences
  • A classic vin de garde, the 2005 will last for 40-50 years.
  • I suspect they are true vins de garde and will blossom with five or more years in bottle, but let's see.
  • Overall, however, it appears that there will be many vins de garde, with high tannins and good structure.


French, literally 'wine for keeping'.

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