Salty minerals, ripe red currants, flowers, and vanilla spice, this is the kind of tannic, old-school style Barolo you’ll want to age as long as possible. Get your hands on a 1996 if you can (try contacting the winery directly), it’s simply stunning. Prices are quite reasonable for the minuscule quantity produced. 

WHO: Cascina Disa
WHAT: Nebbiolo
WHERE: Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
DESIGNATION: Riserva
WHEN: 2005
PRIVE: $71

About The Author

Christina Pickard

Christina Pickard is a native (central) New Yorker who lived for over a decade in London. There she worked as a wine writer, presenter, and educator, contributing to such publications as Decanter, Imbibe and Harpers Wine & Spirit, and presenting on the television show Market Kitchen. Christina moved to Perth, Western Australia in early 2013. She currently writes the wine section for WA's premier lifestyle glossy magazine, Scoop, and contributes to publications including Gourmet Traveller Wine and James Halliday's Wine Companion. Christina founded the Perth-based School of Wine in 2013.