Question: Please suggest for me a last minute special wine Christmas gift under $100 for a friend who is a knowledgeable collector with a cellar?
Answer: So many possible choices of fine wine out there from almost every country in the world that would be a top prospect for the cellar. I am a big fan of the successful 2010 vintage – including outstanding Bordeaux & Burgundy – so many possibilities there. Piedmont was really blessed with a great growing season for Nebbiolo in 2010 with even grape ripening resulting in wonderful aromatic wines of real depth for long aging. You can’t go wrong but prices are rising. Marcarini is a respected traditional producer with proven results in even lesser vintages from their choice Brunate parcels in La Morra. It is still reasonably priced (around $60 US) for the quality and just needs bottle age to turn into a treasure. Your friend should be thrilled by your good choice for her cellar.
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