Italian, Spanish and German vintages to drink now

Barolo bottles in an enoteca

On Saturday we published Which red wine vintages to drink now but it concentrates largely on French wines. There is so much more to add about other wines worth ageing so we asked our specialists for tips about their respective countries and here they are, the recommendations, as usual, applying to wines from the better producers. Don't forget the Vintage guides in our Learn section.

Italy, by Walter Speller


2001 has great balance overall; 2004 is a generous vintage in terms of volume but is also high quality, while 2010 is a top vintage now overshadowed by 2016. I...