Great Older Vintage Wines to Buy and Drink Now

You don't need a well-stocked cellar to enjoy mature vintage wines. Here, some of our favorite wine retailers share their best tips for sourcing special bottles to enjoy this holiday season. 

Stephan Werk
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24 Hubert

We love this tiny shop in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, which offers a well-curated selection of wines from all over the world with a strong focus in California, France, and Italy. Rose Balderson, the store’s manager, likes to keep an eye out for older Bordeaux, often from vintages that may not have been rated as the best, or for wines from great producers, but that perhaps weren’t hits with critics upon release: “The 2000, 2006, 2008 vintages in Bordeaux may not have been rated as the best, but some producers made some incredible wines that are great for the price. California producers like Randy Dunn on Howell Mountain will always have great value older wines, since they were never a huge hit with Parker.”

Her favorite mature wine on the shelf right now? “From one of the oldest properties in Italy’s Piedmont region, the 1999 Oddero ‘Mondoca di Bussia’ is one of my favorite older vintages that we have in stock right now. They are making wines of perfect balance and finesse.”

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