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long-term proposition

English translation: the wine needs to be regarded as something to be kept before drinking

02:25 Jun 30, 2015
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Art/Literary - Wine / Oenology / Viticulture
English term or phrase: long-term proposition
Currently closed and backward, this wine seems to share a more similar character to Trotanoy than in any recent vintages I recall. Powerful, structured, masculine, but a long-term proposition, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine displays notes of caramelized, sweet black cherries and wild berry fruit with plenty of spice, earth, and a hint of herbaceousness.
Ivan Niu
China
Local time: 08:30
Selected answer:the wine needs to be regarded as something to be kept before drinking
Explanation:
The sentence structure makes it clear that the 'proposition' describes the wine:

"..., a long-term proposition, this ... wine ..."

So what the writer seems to be suggesting is that, despite the qualities listed, the wine needs to be kept for a longish time in order for it to be at its best — it is a wine for 'laying down' and drinking in perhaps 5 to 10 years' time, instead of right away.
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Tony M
France
Local time: 02:30
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4 +3the wine needs to be regarded as something to be kept before drinking
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the wine needs to be regarded as something to be kept before drinking


Explanation:
The sentence structure makes it clear that the 'proposition' describes the wine:

"..., a long-term proposition, this ... wine ..."

So what the writer seems to be suggesting is that, despite the qualities listed, the wine needs to be kept for a longish time in order for it to be at its best — it is a wine for 'laying down' and drinking in perhaps 5 to 10 years' time, instead of right away.

Tony M
France
Local time: 02:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
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agree  Phong Le
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