noun (plural vins de garde)[mass noun]
Wine which will significantly improve in quality if left to mature.
- 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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