age-wor·​thy ˈāj-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce age-worthy (audio)
variants or less commonly ageworthy
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
age-worthiness noun
or less commonly ageworthiness
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

Word History


age entry 2 + -worthy

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of age-worthy was in 1981

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“Age-worthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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