Good levels and reasonable labels with some minor nicks and stains commesurate with the age/cellaring.
In 1872, on the gentle hills of the Langhe, Luigi Calissano founded the winery that bears his name: a winery conceived with surprisingly modern criteria and guided with a serious entrepreneurial flair. Focussing on the great red wines of Langhe, their portfolio included Barolos and Barbarescos. Barolo and Langhe are also located in a very advantageous area being protected by the Alps on three sides. This results in an exceptionally good climate for viticulture which, when combined with the soil composition, creates the perfect conditions for making fine wines.
Increasingly rare, Barolos that pre-date 1970 were made to be cellared for long periods. In the 1970's and 80's, a change took place in Piedmont when Barolo producers changed the style of Barolo, making fruiter, less tannic wines that could be drunk younger. This change in the wine makes the predecessors even more important as they cannot easily be replaced with their modern counterparts.
1970 vintage wines are hard to find. Barolos age very well and hold up well and for connoisseurs, Barolo is Italy's most collected wine.