2007 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.
Full red. Deep youthfully reticent aromas of red fruits and cocoa powder. Richer and deeper than the 2008 but much less expressive today and a bit more angular. Surprising acidity is nicely supported by a strong impression of dry extract. This very rich but classically dry Barolo finishes with outstanding breadth and length but will need at least as long in the cellar as the 2008 which is sexier today.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
There is no doubt the 2007 Barolo Campe is impressive. It is a beautifully balanced wine layered with opulent super-ripe fruit new leather and licorice. The French oak is beautifully balanced in this broad-shouldered Barolo while the fruit avoids the overripe tendencies of the past. The wine holds up perfectly in the glass which hasn't always been the case. Tar licorice and spices wrap around the intense finish. This is the finest vintage of Campe to date. Kudos to Giorgio Rivetti and his team for this fabulous effort. To be released in 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.