Firstly, 2025 drinking windows for any 2013 Barolo are a nonsense.
Secondly, it interested me too, though having gone bigger than originally planned on 2019, it’s not going to happen. And I don’t have a great deal of knowledge with quite a few of the producers. But I would say the inclusion of the Massolino and Cavallotto bottles on there represent excellent, high-quality, long-term Nebbiolo.
The only downside is, is that 2013 is more of a keeper vintage - lots of acids and tannins - which is right up my street, in some cases even this early. But it won’t be for everyone, and I wouldn’t generally advise it as a case to be buying to drink now.
…And I also cast an eye over the Produttori case. I think it’s a clever way of selling it, and but for the aforementioned overspend, I’d be in on that I think.
Sadly, I don’t think those prices are too bad in comparative terms.
2013 isn’t a vintage I’ve bought much of but the ones I’ve tried this year have been drinking well, provided you like Barolo in the earlier part of its drinking window. It’ll be a bit of a wait for these to be fully mature. That said, I’ve bought a case for drinking this year because I like to try wines before they get too mature (especially Barolo) and I already have an awful lot from other vintages that will be coming good from around 2024-25 onwards.
I’ve recorded on CT that I paid £57.50/btl all in for the case of Cavallotto I bought EP in 2017. Given the speculative/price rises for many of it’s contemporaries, I suppose £75 isn’t exactly a huge increase.
I still think it needs sitting on for about a decade though
Point taken about the 2013 vintage, happy to leave it in reserves for a few years, but probably not 10. Maybe I’ll save the Cavallotto until last. Looking forward to working my way through them, eventually, and have learned a bit more tonight about some producers.