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. 1996 bruno giacosa barbaresco asili red label ris. Barbaresco
    1996 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Red Label Ris.
    98
    JG
    (Barbaresco “Asili di Barbaresco” Riserva- Bruno Giacosa) I would never dream of opening one of my bottles of 1996 Asili Riserva from Bruno Giacosa right now, as the wi..." Learn More
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    As low as $959.00
  2. 1997 luciano sandrone barolo cannubi boschis Barolo
    1997 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis
    98
    VM
    The 1997 Le Vigne is edged by the 1997 Barolo Cannubi Boschis that follows. Ample and incredibly inviting, the 1997 Cannubi Boschis is a wine of total sensuality. An exotic m&eacut..." Learn More
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    As low as $739.00
  3. 1999 gaja barbaresco sori san lorenzo Barbaresco
    1999 Gaja Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo
    98
    VM
    The 1999 Sorì San Lorenzo is a modern-day classic. Freshly cut flowers, mint, chalk, bright red cherries and anise jump from the glass in a pure, crystalline wine endowed wi..." Learn More
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    As low as $445.00
  4. 2000 roberto voerzio barolo sarmassa di barolo Barolo
    2000 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Sarmassa di Barolo
    100
    WS
    Stunning aromas of blackberries, cherries and minerals with hints of cedar. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a deep, rich finish. A wine with layers of gorgeous fruit and f..." Learn More
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    As low as $749.00
  5. 2000 gaja barbaresco costa russi Barbaresco
    2000 Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi
    100
    WS
    Fabulous aromas of rose petals and cherries with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and an incredible finish. This is so fine and so long. A real beauty that..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,029.00
  6. 2001 fontodi flaccianello Super Tuscans/IGT
    2001 Fontodi Flaccianello
    98
    WS
    Tasted from magnum. Now on the plateau of maturity, boasting sweet cherry, plum, sandalwood and spice bouquet. This is beautifully integrated, with fruit, spice, tobacco and tea fl..." Learn More
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    As low as $189.00
  7. 2001 luciano sandrone barolo cannubi boschis Barolo
    2001 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis
    96
    WS
    Loads of blackberry, cherry and dark licorice character. Full-bodied and velvety, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Pretty. Loads of depth and style. Gorgeous. Sandrone makes t..." Learn More
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    As low as $285.00
  8. 2004 sassicaia Super Tuscans/IGT
    2004 Sassicaia
    97
    WE
    The best Sassicaia of the last 10 years, the 2004 vintage is an outstanding achievement. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc highlight the beauty of Tuscany and portray the regio..." Learn More
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  9. 2007 bruno giacosa barolo le rocche red label ris. Barolo
    2007 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Red Label Ris.
    100
    JS
    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, show..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $2,799.00
  10. 2008 dal forno romano amarone Italy (Other)
    2008 Dal Forno Romano Amarone
    98
    VM
    The 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella is compelling. With a little air, the tannins begin to soften, releasing a myriad of intense dark aromas and flavors. Bittersweet chocolate, clo..." Learn More
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    As low as $789.00
  11. 2010 vietti barolo rocche di castiglione Barolo
    2010 Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione
    99
    VM
    The 2010 Barolo Rocche is as alluring as it has always been. Yes, it is young. Very young. But its greatness simply can’t be denied. Vivid, precise and nuanced to the core, t..." Learn More
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    As low as $399.00
  12. 2010 tenuta dell'ornellaia masseto Super Tuscans/IGT
    2010 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
    98+
    VM
    The 2010 Masseto is powerful, heady and explosive, with tons of density and pedigree to burn. On the one hand, I am happy to check in on it tonight, but on the other hand, the 2010..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $4,995.00
  13. 2010 sassicaia Super Tuscans/IGT
    2010 Sassicaia
    97
    WE
    This supremely elegant and age-worthy Sassicaia opens with an intense bouquet of black cherry, Mediterranean herbs, blue flower, cedar and leather aromas. Powerful but graceful, th..." Learn More
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    As low as $679.00
  14. 2013 cavallotto barolo san giuseppe riserva Barolo
    2013 Cavallotto Barolo San Giuseppe Riserva
    100
    WE
    A dazzling showing that combines Old School structure with finesse, this stunning red offers sublime aromas of rose, camphor, dark-skinned berry and new leather. Full bodied and de..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $649.00
  15. 2013 san filippo brunello di montalcino le lucere riserva Brunello
    2013 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino le Lucere Riserva
    98
    JS
    Lots of smoke, ash and dried-flower aromas to the ripe fruit and richness that follow through to a full body, intense and richly ripe tannins and a long, flavorful finish. A wine w..." Learn More
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    As low as $165.00
  16. 2013 il marroneto brunello madonna delle grazie Brunello
    2013 Il Marroneto Brunello Madonna delle Grazie
    97
    RP
    Sangiovese-whisperer Alessandro Mori has delivered another superstar wine with the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna Delle Grazie. The bouquet is detailed and fine with bright ac..." Learn More
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    5L
    As low as $1,849.00
  17. 2013 guado al tasso matarocchio Super Tuscan/IGT
    2013 Guado Al Tasso Matarocchio
    99
    RP
    The 2013 Matarocchio is perhaps the most stunning wine I have yet tasted from the prolific portfolio of Italy's most important producer: Marchesi Antinori. This pure expression of ..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $1,895.00
  18. 2013 fuligni brunello di montalcino Brunello
    2013 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino
    97
    VM
    Luminous red. High-pitched aromas of sour red cherry, raspberry, rose, stainless steel, white pepper and minerals. Dense and silky in texture but displays great juiciness, clarity ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $155.00
  19. 2013 ornellaia Super Tuscan/IGT
    2013 Ornellaia
    98
    JS
    Amazing graphite and violet aromas with dark fruits. Medium to full body, ultra-velvety tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Formed and tight. I love the fresh ginger underneat..." Learn More
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    As low as $295.00
  20. 2014 elvio cogno barolo riserva vigna elena Barolo
    2014 Elvio Cogno Barolo Riserva Vigna Elena
    97
    VM
    The 2014 Barolo Riserva Ravera Vigna Elena is seamless in the glass, with stunning balance and all of the pedigree of this year. Medium in body and gracious, it shows elegant notes..." Learn More
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    As low as $129.00
  21. 2015 giacomo conterno barolo cascina francia Barolo
    2015 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia
    98
    VM
    The 2015 Barolo Francia is a soaring, regal wine endowed with tremendous intensity in all of its dimensions. The most reticent and inward of the 2015s, the Francia possesses superb..." Learn More
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    As low as $335.00
  22. 2015 roagna barolo pira vecchie viti Barolo
    2015 Roagna Barolo Pira Vecchie Viti
    99
    WE
    Another drop-dead gorgeous wine from this dynamic estate, this elegantly structured wine opens with tantalizing aromas of camphor, fragrant purple flower, ripe berry, sunbaked eart..." Learn More
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    As low as $225.00
  23. 2015 roagna barbaresco paje vecchie viti Barbaresco
    2015 Roagna Barbaresco Paje Vecchie Viti
    99
    WE
    Aromas of camphor, new leather, sunbaked soil and a whiff of violet shape the nose on this enthralling wine. Full bodied and boasting a concentrated depth of delicious flavors, the..." Learn More
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    As low as $225.00
  24. 2015 pieve santa restituta brunello di montalcino sugarille Brunello
    2015 Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello Di Montalcino Sugarille
    97
    JS
    A fantastically structured, serious 2015 Brunello with crushed-berry, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and chewy with loads of fruit, yet framed with lots of ri..." Learn More
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    As low as $215.00
  25. 2015 pieve santa restituta brunello di montalcino rennina Brunello
    2015 Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello Di Montalcino Rennina
    99
    JS
    Extremely perfumed and pretty with dried berry, orange peel and fruit tea on the nose. Full-bodied, extremely tight and refined with superb tannin quality that shows polish, finess..." Learn More
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    As low as $469.00
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