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La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi

2003 / 750 ml.

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Where it's produced

Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont

What's in the Bottle

100% Nebbiolo

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
La Spinetta
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
2003
Item #:
40943
Case:
12 bottles
Status:
New

La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi  2003 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

90
90 pts.: 1st Oct 2006

As is generally the case, I find the Starderi to be the most convincing of the estate’s Barbarescos and the 2003 is no exception. It is the ripest and sweetest of the wines, showing generous nuances of licorice, toasted oak, menthol and macerated cherries on a broad, full-bodied frame with terrific length as well as balance. Here the firm tannins are balanced by the wine’s greater concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2009–2018.

88
88 pts.: Sep 30, 2006

Shows a pungent fresh herb character under the plummy fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with good tannins and a spicy finish. Should be better with time. Best after 2008. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

88
88 pts.: Sep/Oct 2007

Inky purple-red. Sweeter and riper on the nose than the Gallina, with even more obviously overripe aromas of toasty oak, menthol and cherries macerated in alcohol. Broodingly rich and dense; sweet and creamy, with deep red cherry, minty blackberry and meaty flavors complicated by a strong, smoky balsamic quality. Offers a very lush, tactile mouthfeel, with obviously high alcohol and very ripe tannins. As impressive as this may be, a glass or two might be enough for me.