age-wor·​thy | \ ˈāj-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce age-worthy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly ageworthy

Definition of age-worthy

of a wine
: able to improve in taste and quality through aging : suitable for aging Yountville is known for age-worthy Cabernets with big tannins.— Jennifer D. Frank, Wine at Your Fingertips, 2008 … California's best Chardonnays are amazingly complex and ageworthy. The wines drink well early and can also reward cellaring, developing rich flavors and complex nuances.— James Laube, Wine Spectator, 31 July 2012

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Other Words from age-worthy

age-worthiness or less commonly ageworthiness noun
Age-worthiness, especially where pinot noir is concerned, has recently become a favored topic for winemaker panels. — John Winthrop Haegar, North American Pinot Noir, 2004

First Known Use of age-worthy

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for age-worthy

age entry 2 + -worthy

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“Age-worthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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