Best Wines: Five bottles to stash away in your cellar and enjoy five years from now

Best Wines: Five bottles to stash away in your cellar and enjoy five years from now

Beringer 2009 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
$38 | Sonoma County | 91 points
The youthful tannins of this premium cabernet need further aging: it will peak from 2014 to 2019. Expect refined aromas of lifted black- and redcurrant, with roasted red pepper, spice and gentle smoke. Vintages. LCBO 352583

Antinori 2007 Tignaello
$103 | Tuscany | 90 points
Tig was one of the first supertuscans to get noticed outside of Italy. It remains excellent and powerful, with a mature nose of ripe plum, black olive, mocha, cedar and a touch of shoe polish. It’s rounded and silky, with nutty oak, spice and leather. Best 2015 to 2020. Vintages. LCBO 986786

Cesari 2008 Aramone Della Valpolicella
$37 | Veneto | 90 points
This is a firm, powerful and complex amarone to stick in the cellar for a couple of years. Its intriguing complexity is marked by ripe plum and prune, roasted chestnut, leather and an undercurrent of damp earth. It’s full-bodied, rich and powerful. Best to 2017. LCBO 426718

Concha Y Toro 2009 Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon
$20 | Puente Alto, Maipo | 90 points
This big Argentine cabernet has complex aromas of cassis and blueberry, with well-integrated flavours of menthol, tobacco, evergreen, vanilla and beef tartare. It’s full-bodied, with excellent focus. Cellar up to 2018. Vintages. LCBO 337238

Vila Regia 2009 Reserva
$13 | Douro Valley | 88 points
This bargain Portuguese red has a fragrant aroma of blackberry, cedar, toast and tobacco. It’s mid-weight and supple with good fruit concentration, firm acidity and tannin on the finish. Very good length. Decant 30 minutes. Best 2014 to 2017. LCBO 613950