adjective age–wor·thy \ˈāj-ˌwər-thē\
variants: less commonly


Definition of age–worthy

of a wine

  1. :  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


less commonly


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

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Origin and Etymology of age–worthy

2age + -worthy

First Known Use: 1981

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