2008 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.
A strong and chewy wine with polished and rich tannins. Cedar and mushrooms. Full and intense. Goes on for minutes. Finish goes to flowers and dried fruits. Powerful yet enjoyable.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Barolo Campe’ emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, mint, licorice and spices. This is a decidedly elegant, polished Barolo that stands apart from some of the more obvious wines made here in the past. Although initially quite delicate, the 2008 turns powerful and deep with exposure to air. The authoritative finish leaves a lasting impression. Cool, mineral notes add an underlying sense of tension and energy that is highly appealing. This is a fabulous showing from La Spinetta. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.
A rich, ripe style, sporting black currant, violet, blueberry and underbrush flavors, backed by firm tannins. Still austere on the finish, but there's ample fruit. Turns more elegant in the end.