La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano 2013
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|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco|
Color: Dense red. Bouquet: Sweet dark cherries, cinnamon, new leather and menthol. Taste: Dominating red fruits, rough around the edges and a powerful finish
This red combines cherry and berry flavors with savory eucalyptus, juniper and tobacco notes. Firmly structured, with assertive yet balanced tannins and a lingering finish. Best from 2018 through 2028. 580 cases made.
This opens with aromas suggesting new oak, new leather, coconut, dried herb and a whiff of underbrush. The assertive palate shows oak, licorice, a green note of powdered sage and the barest hint of dried sour cherry. Grainy wood-driven tannins lead to a raspy finish. Give the tannins a few more years to soften then drink before the remaining fruit dries up.