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Length in millimeters (about 2.13 inches) of corks used for Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes, the best known French sweet wine. Chateau d’Yquem, like other great dessert wines, achieves its longevity thanks to the high level of residual sugar and natural acidity in the wine. Wines with long aging potential benefit from extra long corks. Standard corks range from 1.5 inches to 2 inches in length.

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