la spinetta, barbaresco, gallina riserva 2001

la spinetta, barbaresco, gallina riserva 2001
WINE SPECTATOR
93
STEPHEN TANZER
92

Critics' Scores

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    93
    Wine Spectator

    Intense aromas of meat, berry and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins and a long finish. This is very rich and powerful. Needs loads of time. Big one.

  • STEPHEN TANZER
    92
    Stephen Tanzer

    Medium red. Reticent but sweet aromas of cherry, marzipan and spicy oak, with underlying minerality giving the nose a coolness. Then complex, aromatic and pungent on the palate, with a restrained sweetness, sappy acids and excellent concentration. A classic in the modern style, finishing with very broad, suave tannins, excellent density and a note of tobacco. This really calls for five years or so of patience. Seems a bit less dominated by oak than some recent vintages of this bottling.

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