La Spinetta Vürsù Vigneto Gallina, Barbaresco DOCG 2011, Italy
PRESS: Antonio Galloni - 96 points. "The 2015 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is absolutely gorgeous. Vivid and nuanced on the palate, the 2015 is fresh, juicy and flat-out delicious. The Gallina is often a shy wine that needs time in bottle to truly blossom, but the 2015 seems to have skipped that initial phase of reticence. In two separate tastings, the 2015 has been incredibly sensual and polished. Historically, the Gallina has the most consistent track record in aging of the three top Barbarescos in the range. It will be interesting to see if that is the case here as well. For now, the 2015 Gallina is one of the finest wines I have ever tasted from La Spinetta."
James Suckling - 95 points.
Producer: La Spinetta
Country Hierarchy: Piedmont, Italy
Grape/Blend: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Color: Dense red.
Aroma: Dark red cherries, plums, spices, mint and new leather
Taste: Vivid and nuanced on the palate, the 2015 is fresh, juicy and delicious,the long, silky finish is laced with exotic floral and spice nuances, all of which add intrigue.