2004 La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi

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  • Nebbiolo
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2004 La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2007
The 2004 Barbaresco Starderi is a knock-out effort. A dark brooding wine it reveals an array of dark cherries spices tar and smoke in a powerful sinewy style. With each passing moment it seemingly turns more and more... The 2004 Barbaresco Starderi is a knock-out effort. A dark brooding wine it reveals an array of dark cherries spices tar and smoke in a powerful sinewy style. With each passing moment it seemingly turns more and more classic in the glass with only the super-ripe fruit serving as a reminder that this is a more contemporary wine. The balance and use of oak are both masterful. It is easily the finest wine Giorgio Rivetti has ever made and is also the first wine in the estate-s history that can truly challenge for a spot in the top echelon of the zone. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019. This is a very strong set of releases from La Spinetta and proprietor Giorgio Rivetti. The 2004 Barbarescos are easily the best of his career. The wines still see 100% new French oak but toast levels have been reduced and the Barbarescos now spend 12 months in oak rather than the 18 months they saw in previous vintages. Both changes have had a remarkably positive effect in allowing more site-specific character and Nebbiolo fruit to come through. The 2003 Barolo CampA" shows that Rivetti is making important strides with this wine as well. Only the 2005 Barberas are disappointing but that is not entirely surprising given the uneven growing season. In the past La Spinetta was an estate that relied just as much on style as substance. The 2004 Barbarescos and especially the Starderi are the first wines that truly live up to the glamorous image that Giorgio Rivetti has masterfully succeeded in creating. Importer: Michael Skurnik Syosset NY; tel. (516) 677-9300
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2007
From a vineyard in Neive. Deep red. Rather elegant nose offers strawberry raspberry tobacco truffle smoked meat and dried rose. Lush full and rich but with harmonious acidity and a minty nuance leavening the wine's... From a vineyard in Neive. Deep red. Rather elegant nose offers strawberry raspberry tobacco truffle smoked meat and dried rose. Lush full and rich but with harmonious acidity and a minty nuance leavening the wine's thickness. There's a sweet strawberry flavor here but also serious structure and big tannins giving it a suggestion of youthful austerity. An impressive bomb of a Barbaresco: I'd drink the Gallina first and hold this for five or six years.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2007
Displays intense aromas of plum skin orange peel and rosebud. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Balanced with a lovely texture. Best after 2010. 1290 cases made. –JS
JJB 94
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, August 2007
Deep red core - This barbaresco displays a beautiful nose of red fruits cloves and mushroom. Shows great concentration in the mid-palette with loads of espresso and new oak. This is a serious Barbaresco that will evolve... Deep red core - This barbaresco displays a beautiful nose of red fruits cloves and mushroom. Shows great concentration in the mid-palette with loads of espresso and new oak. This is a serious Barbaresco that will evolve nicely over 10+ years