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La Spinetta Barbaresco DOCG "Vigneto Starderi" 2006 (Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 93] [ST 93] [WS 93]
La Spinetta Barbaresco D.O.C.G. "Vigneto Starderi" 2006 (Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 93] [ST 93] [WS 93]


 


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Retail Price: $185.00
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Winery: La Spinetta
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
Vintage: 2006
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Availability:: PRE-ARRIVAL: ETA Spring 2012
Product Code: SPINETTABARBARESCOSTARDERI06-W

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Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2006 Barbaresco Starderi is easily the best of these three offerings, as the wine’s balance is exceptional. Aromatics, fruit and structure are all woven together in an impressive display of power and elegance. The fruit retains the house’s characteristic super-ripe style, but that element is more finely tuned here than in the estate’s other Barbarescos. Simply put, the 2006 is another terrific Starderi from proprietor Giorgio Rivetti and his team. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2024." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2009)

93 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Good full medium red. Pure, vibrant nose features cherry and minerals. Silky on entry, then minerally and perfumed in the middle, with firm acids and serious ripe tannins giving it sound structural support. This really saturates the palate and teeth. Very suave and concentrated Barbaresco." - Stephen Tanzer (Nov/Dec '09)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Wonderfully floral, with cream and berry aromas. Full-bodied, with round, chewy tannins and lots of fruit. Generous and rich for the vintage. Best after 2012. 1,200 cases made." –JS (Sep 30, 2009)

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2005 vintage):

"The 2005 Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi offers up an attractive core of bright, candied red fruit, roses and spices. Today it comes across as quite vibrant and fresh, suggesting a minimum of several years of cellaring are needed before the wine starts drinking at its finest. The tannins build on the long finish, but they are also beautifully balanced. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2008)

93 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2005 vintage):
"Good medium-deep red. Reticent but pure aromas of red fruits, marzipan and menthol, plus a suggestion of grapefruit. Then large-scaled and sweeter than the nose would suggest, with a flavor of red fruit syrup lifted by a repeating suggestion of citrus peel and complemented by nicely integrated oak. Finishes very long and sweet, with broad, fine tannins and exceptional mouth coverage." - Stephen Tanzer (Nov/Dec '07)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2005 vintage):
"Plum and berry aromas, with hints of fresh herbs. Full, round and smooth, showing lots of berry, toasty oak and cappuccino, with a long finish. Best after 2012. 1,200 cases made." –JS (Sep 30, 2008)

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2005 vintage):
"Here’s a soft, generous interpretation of the Nebbiolo grape with plush aromas of milk chocolate, cherry, blackberry, Indian spice and anise seed. This is a linear and elegant wine with a floral-herbaceous finish that works beautifully with the wine’s natural acidity and firmness." —M.L. (4/1/2009)

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2004 vintage):

"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." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2007)

94 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2004 vintage):
"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." - Stephen Tanzer (Nov/Dec '07)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2004 vintage):
"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. 1,290 cases made." –JS (Dec 15, 2007)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2003 vintage):

"As is generally the case, I find the Starderi to be the most convincing of the estate’s Barbarescos and the 2003 is no exception. It is the ripest and sweetest of the wines, showing generous nuances of licorice, toasted oak, menthol and macerated cherries on a broad, full-bodied frame with terrific length as well as balance. Here the firm tannins are balanced by the wine’s greater concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2018." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2006)

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