Good things come to those who wait”—this sing-song phrase of childhood virtue makes most people cringe. It evokes a time when maternal intuition met the churlish frustration of stomping feet and an exasperated huff. In that moment, patience seemed impossible, yet with age comes the realization that there may be some truth to the mantra. Apply this sentiment to wine and the virtue of patience becomes a wine drinker’s Golden Rule. Letting a bottlemature over time, allowing it to develop into a beautiful work of art, is no easy feat. It takes willpower to leave a bottle untouched
for years.Most wine needn’t be locked away from grabby hands and eager palates, but to help guide you in your quest to find cellar-worthy beauties, we present our annual list of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Cellar Selections. Culled from a lengthy list of age-worthy wines tasted throughout 2015, this final cut covers a variety of wine styles, producers and regions. While reds make up most of the list, white, sparkling and dessert wines are all represented. With an average rating of 95.31 points and an average price of $101.33, our Top 100 Cellar Selections is a sure-fire way to find those bottles that deserve space in your cellar.Hedonists though we are, here at Wine Enthusiast we would never deny you the instant gratification of opening a bottle before its
prime. However, at the risk of sounding like a nag—patience is a virtue.