Italian Collector Wines

Italian Collector Wines

Italian Collector Wines

Aside from France, Italy is considered by many to be Europe’s finest country when it comes to winemaking culture. In the past, really amazing vintages weren’t very common, with years like 1964, 1971 and 1978 helping put Piedmont on the map, and vintages like 1955 and 1975 resonating outwards from Tuscany. However, Italy has been getting more and more consistent since about 1990, thanks to considerable advancements in how they treat their grapes and subtle climate changes. Today, Italy is a veritable viticultural titan, and their wines regularly take top spots in various tastings. Naturally, this means collectors are constantly paying attention nowadays, making certain blends tough to obtain.

You have many options to choose from if you wish to snag a handful of bottles for your collection. For example, a bottle of 1999 Barolo is fit for consumption, as it’s (arguably) only now reaching its peak. If you wish to sit on it, this wine has enough longevity to develop and bloom during the next 7-10 years. The intense aroma can steal your heart in a moment’s notice, and one sip is enough to inspire untold romantic poetry. Alternatively, you may opt for a 2004 Bolgheri, which is as close as you can get to an objectively perfect wine – complex, ripe, satisfying, it grips you by the tongue and refuses to let go. Not a vintage to miss out on, and its sheer aging potential makes it a viable drink until late 2024.

We want to make it easier for you to wrap your lips around delicious, compelling wines such as these. Italy is versatile enough to provide several options no matter what your preference may be, and you can easily become the life of the party just by busting out one of these groundbreaking works of art at a social event, especially big celebrations. Leave no one unsatisfied with Italy’s finest collectibles.
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  1. 1964 Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Barolo 750 ml
    1964 Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo - 750 ml
    95
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    Some wines are more than wine, they are history. That was the case with our last two bottles. Mascarello's 1964 Barolo, which was made from Mauro Mascarello's father, Giuseppe, from a blend of vineyards, was as silky and polished as it has ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $589.00
  2. 1971 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo Barolo 1.88L
    1971 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo - 1.88L
    98
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    Maria Teresa Mascarello made one of the wines of the vintage in 2016. Her 2016 Barolo is soft and sensual, but also quite hushed - as many wines are in this vintage in the early going. Medium in body with silky tannins and exceptional balan..." Learn More
    - 1.88L
    $2,799.00
  3. 1971 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo Barolo 750 ml
    1971 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo - 750 ml
    98
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    Maria Teresa Mascarello made one of the wines of the vintage in 2016. Her 2016 Barolo is soft and sensual, but also quite hushed - as many wines are in this vintage in the early going. Medium in body with silky tannins and exceptional balan..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $999.00
  4. 1988 Sassicaia Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    1988 Sassicaia - 750 ml
    98
    WS
    Availability: In Stock
    The stuff that dreams are made of; the greatest Sassicaia ever produced. Has laser-guided flavors and structure. The pure cassis aromas have hints of mint and berries. Full-bodied, with a monumental structure of cassis, mint and vanilla fla..." Learn More
    Rating:
    93% of 100
    - 750 ml
    $599.00
  5. 2000 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Barolo 750 ml
    2000 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva - 750 ml
    98
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    I also very much like the 2000 in this flight. A model of total finesse and delicacy, the 2000 doesn’t have the volume or power of the 1997, but it is perhaps just a bit more finessed. Today, the 2000 is a bit shy. What might it bloss..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $949.00
  6. 2004 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Red Label Ris. Barbaresco 750 ml
    2004 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Red Label Ris. - 750 ml
    99
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2004 Barbaresco Riserva Asili is every bit as spectacular as it has always been. I remember tasting the 2004 with Bruno Giacosa and Dante Scaglione before it was released, and making a note to buy as much of the wine as soon as it hit t..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $709.00
  7. 2004 Dal Forno Romano Vigna Sere Italy (Other) 375 ml
    2004 Dal Forno Romano Vigna Sere - 375 ml
    99
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2004 Passito Rosso Vino Dolce Vigna Seré (500-mililiter) is a masterpiece that is impossible to repeat. In fact, the wine has not been produced since 2004. Even if a vintage as good as this did come along, we'd need to wait anoth..." Learn More
    - 375 ml
    $179.00
  8. 2006 Gaja Sperss Barolo Barolo 750 ml
    2006 Gaja Sperss Barolo - 750 ml
    98
    WE
    Availability: In Stock
    Sperss (the name is inspired by the local word for “nostalgia”) is a vineyard located in the Barolo territory of Serralunga. Angelo Gaja adds 6% Barbera to the wine for brightness and freshness but the overall ensemble shows so ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $265.00
  9. 2006 Sassicaia Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    2006 Sassicaia - 750 ml
    99
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    To be honest I gave the Sassicaia 1985 a 100 points at the same tasting, but those notes have already been published, and it’s a vintage that has been celebrated plenty of times. Both bottles were from one of the standout tastings of ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $299.00
  10. 2006 Sassicaia Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    2006 Sassicaia - 750 ml
    99
    DEC
    Availability: Available Soon
    To be honest I gave the Sassicaia 1985 a 100 points at the same tasting, but those notes have already been published, and it’s a vintage that has been celebrated plenty of times. Both bottles were from one of the standout tastings of ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $299.00
  11. 2007 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Red Label Ris. Barolo 3L
    2007 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Red Label Ris. - 3L
    100
    JS
    Availability: Available Soon
    A phenomenal red from the master of Barolo. Octogenarian Bruno Giacosa has made wines for seven decades—and this is one of his best. It builds beautifully on the palate, showing wonderful balance and vibrancy with superb depth of frui..." Learn More
    - 3L
    $2,799.00
  12. 2007 Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Monprivato Barolo 750 ml
    2007 Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Monprivato - 750 ml
    97
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2007 Barolo Monprivato is stunningly beautiful. Monprivato is seldom this rich when it is young. It is most often intensely aromatic, mid-weight and frequently out of balance, especially right after bottling. The 2007 is none of those t..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $215.00
  13. 2007 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate Barolo 750 ml
    2007 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate - 750 ml
    98
    JS
    Availability: In Stock
    Blackberry, black truffles, red fruits, minerals and flowers. This is superb with a dense and powerful palate of dark fruits and minerals. Goes on for minutes. Tight and racy. Try after 2014.

    James Suckling | 98 JS..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $349.00
  14. 2007 Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi Barbaresco 750 ml
    2007 Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi - 750 ml
    98
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2007 Langhe Costa Russi combines richness and focus to a degree that has seldom been seen here. This insanely beautiful wine boasts a breathtaking bouquet, explosive, generous fruit and an absolutely eternal finish. Layers of dark red f..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    Special Price $455.00 was $499.00
  15. 2007 Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi Barbaresco 750 ml
    2007 Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi - 750 ml
    98
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    The 2007 Langhe Costa Russi combines richness and focus to a degree that has seldom been seen here. This insanely beautiful wine boasts a breathtaking bouquet, explosive, generous fruit and an absolutely eternal finish. Layers of dark red f..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $499.00
  16. 2008 Sassicaia Super Tuscans/IGT 375 ml
    2008 Sassicaia - 375 ml
    98
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    Dense, intense chocolate and damson colour. On the nose things are still very closed despite its age. Although the palate is heading to the splitting point where the tertiary aromatics and flavours are making their appearance, though they&r..." Learn More
    - 375 ml
    $135.00
  17. 2008 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    2008 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 750 ml
    99
    JS
    Availability: In Stock
    Ranked #1 in Top Dozen Bottles Tasted in 2011* Opulent and complex, with dark fruits such as plums and blackberries. Milk chocolate. Dried herbs too. Black olives. Stunning nose. Full bodied, with firm and chewy tannins, but a very creamy t..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $809.00
  18. 2010 Ciacci Piccolomini BdM Santa Caterina D'Oro Brunello 1.5L
    2010 Ciacci Piccolomini BdM Santa Caterina D'Oro - 1.5L
    100
    JS
    Availability: In Stock
    Aromas of plums, flowers, fresh mushrooms and violets. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful balance and length. Powerful tannins underneath the exquisite fruit. Great finish. Goes on for minutes. Drink or hol..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $289.00
  19. 2010 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Super Tuscans/IGT 3L
    2010 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 3L
    100
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    A wine of extraordinary purity, silkiness and finesse, the 2010 Masseto has it all. The flavors are bright, precise and exceptionally pure, but it is the wine’s total balance that is utterly compelling. What more can I ask from a wine..." Learn More
    - 3L
    $4,995.00
  20. 2010 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo Barolo 750 ml
    2010 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo - 750 ml
    100
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    From the moment we put together this tasting, I knew the 2010 Barolo had to be in the lineup because of its historical significance. It is arguably the greatest wine ever made here. Although naturally very young, the 2010 is super-expressiv..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $499.00
  21. 2010 Ornellaia Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    2010 Ornellaia - 750 ml
    98
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    How many dinners anywhere start with a wine on a level with the 2010 Ornellaia? I imagine not many. But that’s exactly the way we get going. Super-expressive aromatics soar out of the glass as the 2010 shows off its personality. Sweet..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $245.00
  22. 2011 Roagna Barbaresco Crichet Paje Barbaresco 750 ml
    2011 Roagna Barbaresco Crichet Paje - 750 ml
    98+
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    ...the 2011 Barbaresco Crichët Pajè is unbelievably refined. Sweet red cherry, rosewater, mint, dried flowers, pine and kirsch give the 2011 an upper register of perfume that is utterly beguiling. Silky and classy to the core, t..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $879.00
  23. 2011 Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Brunello 1.5L
    2011 Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino Riserva - 1.5L
    99
    WE
    Availability: In Stock
    Captivating scents of pressed violet, dark spice, perfumed berry, new leather and balsamic eucalyptus notes reveal the wine's elegance and pedigree even before the first sip. The full-bodied palate boasts remarkable finesse and a weightless..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $449.00
  24. 2012 Castello Rampolla Vigna D'Alceo Super Tuscan/IGT 750 ml
    2012 Castello Rampolla Vigna D'Alceo - 750 ml
    97
    WS
    Availability: In Stock
    A focused, balanced style, evoking pure cherry, raspberry, mineral and floral aromas and flavors, this is elegant and fluid yet dense and well-structured, ending with lively acidity and dusty tannins. The finish goes on and on. Cabernet Sau..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $105.00
  25. Casanova di Neri Brunello Tenuta Nuova
    2013 Casanova di Neri Brunello Tenuta Nuova - 6L
    98
    JS
    Availability: In Stock
    A vivid and bright red with intense blueberries and raspberries. Floral undertones and tons of citrus, too! Full-bodied, dense and layered. Polished tannins and fantastic fruit. The muscularity of the structure is what gives this wine focus..." Learn More
    - 6L
    $899.00
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