la spinetta, barolo, campe 2008

la spinetta, barolo, campe 2008
JAMES SUCKLING
95
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Critics' Scores

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    95
    James Suckling

    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
    94
    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.

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    92
    Wine Spectator

    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.

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