Another year of zoom tastings and sampling wines in isolation doesn’t sound very inspiring on paper. Nevertheless, the capacity for wine to exhilarate transcends even the most prosaic circumstances. And, in all truth, I eventually braved the nightmare of travelling so that I could return to Italy.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for Michaela Morris’ top 10 fine wines of 2021
My top picks for 2021 include a trio of Nebbiolo from northwestern Italy’s outstanding 2016 vintage. The Barolo couplet is a tip of the hat to two of the region’s leading producers – GB Burlotto and Bartolo Mascarello. Both wines have ties to Cannubi, a legendary site that lived up to its historic reputation in 2016.