I would like to buy a bottle of wine from a specific vintage to give many decades later as a gift. What wine should I buy?
This question usually goes like this: “I want to buy a bottle of wine for my nephew who was just born, and give it to him when he is 21 years old.” Or “I want to buy a bottle of wine from the year I was married and open it on my 25th anniversary.”
In both of these cases, you should be looking for a bottle of wine that will age for a substantial amount of time. You want to look for a wine that has two of three natural preservatives in high amounts: tannin, acidity and/or residual sugar.