Hedonistic and very, very rich. Blockbuster. Racy. Masses of fruit on the nose, with plum, berry, and toasted oak. Full-bodied, with chunky tannins and a long, long finish. Fruit bomb. From a tiny section of the Barolo maestro's own vineyard in Falletto. —James Suckling
It's time to stock up on Champagne, so search out this full-bodied and muscular '95. With a cashmere texture, this classy, refined bubbly boasts candied berry, citrus and biscuit notes, with a long, orange marmalade-tinged finish. Complex and deep, this i —Bruce Sanderson
From Chile and the talented Álvaro Espinoza comes this wine, with a dreamy nose of cassis bush, dark currant, lilac, tar and hot stones, with a plush, full-bodied palate dripping with dark fruit, meat and loam notes. Really suave, picking up grip and mus —James Molesworth
Piedmont has been on quite a roll recently, and this late-release '97 is yet another Barolo for trophy hunters to track down. Loads of tobacco, earth and prune character that turns to flowers and freshly sliced fruit. Full-bodied, with silky tannins that —James Suckling
This powerful red frames ripe blackberry and boysenberry flavors in lavish toasty oak, accented with notes of licorice, tobacco and nutmeg. Muscular but still graceful, with a burst of fruit emerging on the finish. Best from 2005 through 2015. 125 cases i —Thomas Matthews
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