2015 la spinetta, barbaresco, valeirano
Why We're Buying
La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano is a profoundly elegant red wine. It leads with phenomenal structure and aristocratic tannins before rounding out with touches of tea, balsamic, and minerality. La Spinetta only releases 7,000 of this Barbaresco each year.
The 2015 Barbaresco Vigneto Valeirano is another striking wine from La Spinetta. Precise and finely cut the 2015 shows the slightly austere personality that is typical of this cru. Even so the 2015 possesses tremendous energy and intensity. Sweet spice crushed flowers crushed rocks leather spice mint and sweet tobacco grace this exquisite wonderfully nuanced Barbaresco. The 2015 finishes with real substance and gravitas both of which bode well for its future in bottle. This may be the most finessed edition of Valeirano ever here.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Here is another knock-out Barbaresco from the talented team at La Spinetta. The 2015 Barbaresco Valeirano VÃ¼rsÃ¹ grows quickly in power and volume as it sits in the glass. That fluid evolution adds to the expansive and generous nature of the bouquet. The wine passes through various phases of fruit spice and delicate herbal intensity. In the mouth it remains silky and long in resolve and endurance. Despite the heat of the vintage this edition boasts beautiful softness and ripeness that is never too heavy.
The roses and sandalwood character to these wines are impressive. Lots of ripe fruit too. Full-bodied, chewy and powerful. This needs two or three years to soften. Better in 2021.