Not all wines benefit from aging, but those that do make people the world over attempt to age wine. But what is it that makes a wine worthy, or even able, to age. Well only a handful of vintages can actually age well. The point of aging wine is to transform it into something better, a new thing entirely. But sometimes the new thing is not as good as the original. How can you tell if that will be the case? Most modern wine stands up rather well to time, but they don’t really change all that much. Reds will get smoother as their tannins vanish and whites will slowly oxidize into nothing. But finding an original and completely new wine will defiantly provide a more distinctive aged flavor. Also a vintage with a strong core flavor and aroma will age better than others. This is because that core flavor will not fade as much as those hints of flavor or subtle smells in the bouquet once it has aged. So if you can find a wine that fits these specifications than you should stash it away and wait for the splendid caterpillar to turn into a beautiful butterfly. Once that happens all you need is a corkscrew to enjoy it.