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Aldo Fiordelli: My top 10 Italian wines of 2023

This year was jam-packed with excellent Italian wines, whether from favourable vintages such as the 2019 in Brunello and Barolo, or from retrospective tastings where older vintages were on show. Below, Aldo Fiordelli picks his top 10 wines of the year.

So excellent were the vintages released over the past year that the process of elimination when deciding my top picks of 2023 was challenging, if not nearly impossible.

In fact, I would venture that in 2023, readers would be equally impressed by the wines I didn’t select as they are by the 10 wines I did.

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for Aldo Fiordelli’s top 10 Italian wines of 2023

Two significant appellations provided much to celebrate in Italy: 2023 witnessed the release of Barolo and Brunello 2019 vintages; the former at the beginning of the year, and the latter very recently (the wines will hit the market in January 2024).

Aldo’s top 10 fine wines of 2023:

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