Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1997 La Spinetta, Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi, Piemonte, Italy

Superb nose and at first extremely wild – making it very hard to blind guess at. It calmed down a bit in the glass, but thankfully never lost its first impression of a big wine. Coconut, vanilla, mint and deep floating fruit core. Raisins with a sprinkle of alcohol – not heavy at any stage, even though this is a 14.5% monster. Taste is great, intense, pure and again wild with liquorice ending the show. (96)

Fri 19 Aug, 2005

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