Before we get started, I should point out that these are wines that I love and wines I know will develop and appeal to my palate. There are no universal truths in wine so take these suggestions with a grain of salt. They will all improve with age and offer a great experience typical to the region and varietal.
If you do take the plunge and start building out your cellar, make sure to check out the articles about cellaring conditions here on Snooth. It’s imperative that your bottles be stored well, and while I am not as anal about my storage conditions as many wine geeks are, the results I’ve enjoyed from bottles cellared for 20 or almost 30 years in my passive cellar speak for themselves.
The bottom line? Keep your bottles cool, under 65 degrees is pretty much ideal, with good humidity, no light and limited vibration, and you’ll be fine.
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