1998 La Spinetta "Vigneto Starderi Vursu" Barbaresco (750ml)

1998 La Spinetta "Vigneto Starderi Vursu" Barbaresco (750ml)

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94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Saturated deep red. Knockout nose combines sappy red berries, medicinal black cherry, clove spice and a strong floral perfume. Great sweetness on entry, then lively and firm, with superb intensity and grip. Here the thoroughly buffered tannins come across as remarkably fine. Finishes with an explosion of fresh berry flavor.  (12/2000)

93 points Wine Spectator

Beautiful aromas of ripe fruit, such as strawberry and fresh flowers. Full, round and delicious now, but a slightly chewy tannin structure still. Give it a little more time.--1998 Piedmont blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2011. 

90 points Wine Advocate

The 1998 Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi reveals tannin and structure, as well as a restrained, backward bouquet. Dark ruby-colored, round, and full-bodied, with notes of licorice, new oak, and black cherries, it requires 1-2 years of cellaring, and should drink well over the following 10-12 years.  (10/2001)