2003 la spinetta, barolo, campe
Why We're Buying
If you know La Spinetta for one thing, it's this Barolo. Campè contains 100% nebbiolo and comes from vines with an average age of 70 years old. The result is a rich and intensely aromatic red wine with assertive tannins and an oaky finish. La Spinetta only releases 7,000 bottles per year, so investing opportunities don't last long.
Shows aromas of flowers and berries, with hints of vanilla and a touch of rosebud. Full-bodied and very concentrated, with big, chewy tannins and a long, powerful finish. Loaded with fruit and layered, with impressive concentration. A blockbuster. *Highly Recommended* (JS)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2003 Barolo Campè has developed beautifully and gained notable focus since I first tasted it from barrel a few years ago. It opens with a huge, overripe nose that leads to a powerful expression of earthiness, spices and sweet fruit, with mentholated, balsamic overtones. Made in dense, powerful style, it offers outstanding length and a long, building finish. (AG)
La Spinetta's 2003 Barolo Campè is a pretty wine to drink now and over the next 5-10 years, but probably on the shorter end of that window. Worn in leather, mocha, spices, smoke, plums and earthiness meld together nicely in the glass. The 80% new oak is totally integrated, while the tannins are also soft, yet retain a good measure of precision. Now fully mature or close to it, the 2003 will continue to drink nicely based on its density and depth. (AG)