95 Points, James Suckling; 93 Points, Wine Advocate; 92 Points, VinousJames Suckling: “This is a solid 2018 with medium to full body, chewy tannins and a fruity, smoky, and nutty finish. Needs time to soften. Best after 2025.”Robert Parker, Jr.’s Wine Advocate: “The La Spinetta 2018 Barolo Garretti is underlined by a dark and savory quality that appears throughout this experience. Blackberry and dried cherry give the wine solid grounding and a long-lasting taste profile. Those dark fruit tones are amply surrounded by spice, toasted hazelnut and black truffle.”Vinous: “The 2018 Barolo Vigneto Garretti is a racy, exuberant wine ideal for drinking over the next handful of years. Juicy dark red/purplish berry fruit, lavender, white chocolate, rose petal, spice, tobacco, licorice and a kiss of new oak are front and center. This is a strong showing from La Spinetta in a vintage that was quite challenging.” Winery: “A sophisticated, powerful, full-bodied wine that creates a harmonious and well-balanced flavour on the palate. Sweet, rich aromas with notes of ripe fruits and spices. Generous on the palate with complex, plush tannins.”The genius of La Spinetta encompasses a vast array of great wines, all boasting an inimitably approachable and voluptuous style. From Moscato to Nebbiolo to Sangiovese, whatever Giorgio touches turns to gold. His Barbareschi and Baroli are at the very top of their category. In fact La Spinetta’s wines are among Italy’s most celebrated, as the winery has attained the coveted Tre Bicchieri award for more than 30 of their wines throughout their relatively short career.20 months French oak, 50% new 50% one year old; 12 months in bottle
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