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Drink at 3-5 years old. These wines gain more subtlety from bottle maturation.

White wines; the best Alsace; most good dry white Loires that are not in Group I, but not top chateaus; Jurancon; vintage champagne.
Red wines: all those from Midi, Provence, South-West and Rhone wines not in lower groups; bordeaux such as Medoc, St-Emilion, Fronsac, Pomerol from all except classed growths in good vintages; burgundy below Premier Cru level, and at it all but the best vintages.

QmP wines up to and including Auslese, though not from the best vintages.

Italy and Spain
Most riserva/reserva and gran reserva reds; Cabernet Sauvignons.

New World
Top-quality Chardonnays; all but the best reds from Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and other grapes from quality areas.

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