Does champagne get better with age?!

Question: Does champagne get better with age!?
just asking as I got a big bottle of champers when my son was born its mercier, so its not the cheapest but not really expensive either, I was wanting to keep it and pop it on his 18th birthday, would it keep, would it taste better, the same or go off!? ThanksWww@FoodAQ@Com

There are some that will, but unfortunately the one you mention will not!. Drink it to celebrate your boy's arrival, because when he is 18 you will need another to get over the cost of bringing him up!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I would say it probably won't keep that well!. Most champagnes are "non-vintage", that is to say they are a blend of wines from various years, resulting in a wine that is meant to be drunk straightaway!. That said I would expect it to be OK for a couple of years!.

Some champagnes are from a single year (generally more expensive) and would have the year on the label!. Depending on the particular vintage these should keep longer and even improve, if stored properly (i!.e!. dark, cool, bottle on its side, etc!.)!. Berry Brothers have a good vintage chart, but this is just a guide as it will vary depending on the Champagne house (http://www!.bbr!.com/vintage-chart)Www@FoodAQ@Com

Congratulations! Champagne has a much greater aging potential than people think!. Most houses produce a non-vintage (NV) (no date), vintage (with a date), and a prestige cuvee (usually with a vintage date)!. The prestige cuvees have the longest aging potential, followed by vintage and NV!. Some prestige cuvees, like Dom Perignon, can be aged for 30 years or more as long as they are kept in a very stable, wine friendly environment!. I'm assuming that you have a NV bottle of Mercier which is a very good champagne but it was meant to be drank soon!. My suggestion would be to "pop" it for the adults on your son's first birthday!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Actually you can keep some single vintage champagne for a long time (that's wine made form a single type of grape from one vinyard!. Normal Champaigne is a blend)!. Mercier will only keep for 2 - 3 years before it ages!. If you keep it in the dark, don't move it once its laid down and at a constant temperature then it may keep a little longer!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I would contact either the company itself or a very good wine/alcohol seller because it would be a shame if it went off!. In my experience not all champagne keeps well, even the expensive ones can go a bit weird after a few years (might also depend on the year of harvest), so I'd try to find out about that particular bottle!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The taste of wines does improve with age,but only up to a limit,check with the makers!.However if you buy carefully a good vintage will improve in value,thus the financial investment may improve!.Consider the small print on any investment offer "the value of investments can go up as well as down!"I would recommend drinking the plonk now and investing in a good claret!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

No, it does not improve with age and may actually deteriorate!.
However, I recently opened a magnum of a good quality champers that I was given in 1993!. It didn't have the same level of 'fizz' as a more recent bottle but it was still great!Www@FoodAQ@Com

it might, however it won't get better, each wine is different each year so this year might happen to be better than in the year you wish to open it!. i think it will taste the same, however that cannot be necessarily be definate!. enjoy !!!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Usually all that happens is the bubbles get smaller so there is less fizz!. It might be OK!.Www@FoodAQ@Com


no, it probably won't keep for 18 years, not even good stuff

Buy a very nice bottle of red !.!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

depends on the champagne!.!.!. follow your decision and you'll see!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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