Just got caught falling down a rabbit hole thinking about wines that aren't necessarily produced regularly and can demonstrate the power of truly amazing vintages (or try to- we've occasionally seen some of these turn out to be mistakes on the parts of the hopeful producers).
Beyond d'Yquem, Vintage Port, and some top-tier Champagnes (Salon, Clos de Mesnil, etc..), what wines do ya'll think of when you consider this special/unusual category?
If we're going to include a category like Vintage Port we'd have to include TBA, BA, and Eiswein from Germany and Escenzia for Tokaji.
Totally. You can almost draw up the vintage in German regions with no direct knowledge of climatic conditions by doing a comparison of overall quality of Spatlese, Grosses Gewachs, Eiswein, and TBA....Almost.