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2001 Barbaresco, Valeirano, La Spinetta (G. Rivetti e Figli)

Treiso, Piedmont

$110.00 $93.50 per Bottle


1 Bottle




"(from Treiso; this rocky vineyard is more than a hundred meters higher than Rivetti's Gallina or Starderi vines; 14.8% alcohol) Moderately saturated medium red. Highly perfumed aromas of rose petal and marzipan ("like Serralunga Barolo in its perfume," notes Rivetti). Then powerful, vibrant and deep, with an almost Barolo-like density and plushness. Thanks to acidity a half-gram higher than that of the other 2001 Barbarescos the wine maintains superb vinosity and perfume in the mouth, and carries its high alcohol gracefully. Finishes with building, noble tannins and terrific persistence." Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(IWC, 11/01/2004)

Rating: 93(+?)

"Lovely berry, spice and aged cedar on the nose. Full-bodied, with deep fruit on the palate that needs to be drawn out. Tannic and structured. This needs bottle age. Best after 2008. 250 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 12/31/2004)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2008

"The 2001 Barbaresco Valeirano is convincing in its overall balance. Massively rich, it offers penetrating aromas of truffles, minerals, vanilla, tar and mint. On the palate it is dense and chewy with generous amounts of dark, backward fruit and a long, fresh finish punctuated by exuberant, youthful tannins. It is the most austere of the three La Spinetta Barbarescos. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2013." Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #167
(WA, 10/01/2006)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2007-2013

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