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    La Spinetta

    About La Spinetta

    Founded as, relatively, recently as 1977 by Giuseppe Rivetti, La Spinetta is currently under the stewardship of second-generation Giorgio who has overseen a remarkable rise to the pinnacle of Barbaresco and an impressive expansion of everything from vineyards to range of cuvées.

    Without question most famous for their truly exceptional Barolo and Barbaresco wines, La Spinetta has actually been producing these for fewer than three decades, starting with the Gallina cuvée in 1995. A mere handful of vintages, in the context of ancient Piedmont producers, to master the terroir of Italy’s most noble region, La Spinetta has nevertheless ascended the pyramid alongside the likes of mighty Gaja to become one of the most coveted labels in fine wine, especially amongst those with a passion for Barbaresco.

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    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2003 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £871.14
    2003

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2003 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (88)

    The Barbaresco Gallina is the most approachable of the estate's 2003 Barbarescos. Medium ruby in color, it offers attractive suggestions of menthol, minerals, herbs, tobacco and over-ripe fruit with good length but it doesn't quite have enough stuffing to fill its somewhat austere frame and the unripe tannins typical of the vintage clip the finish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 88 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £871.14
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2005 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,031.73
    2005

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2005 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (92)

    The 2005 Barbaresco Gallina has developed lovely tertiary notes since I last tasted it a few years back. Leather, smoke, tobacco, licorice and game meld into a core of intense dark fruit. As it so often does, the Gallina has a way of putting on considerable weight in bottle. The 2005 is now close to fully mature, and, while there is no upside in holding bottles further, the wine has enough depth to hold on for at least another handful of years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 3 92 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,031.73
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2005 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,128.02
    2005

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2005 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (92)

    The 2005 Barbaresco Gallina has developed lovely tertiary notes since I last tasted it a few years back. Leather, smoke, tobacco, licorice and game meld into a core of intense dark fruit. As it so often does, the Gallina has a way of putting on considerable weight in bottle. The 2005 is now close to fully mature, and, while there is no upside in holding bottles further, the wine has enough depth to hold on for at least another handful of years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 92 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,128.02
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2006 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,747.12
    2006

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2006 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (93)

    A fabulous nose of Christmas pudding, plum and lemongrass leads to a full body, with soft, silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Best after 2012. 960 cases made. -JS
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 10 93 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,747.12
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2006 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £921.79
    2006

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2006 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (93)

    A fabulous nose of Christmas pudding, plum and lemongrass leads to a full body, with soft, silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Best after 2012. 960 cases made. -JS
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 6 93 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £921.79
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2007 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,505.90
    2007

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2007 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    The 2007 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is focused and nicely articulated. This is a rather firm, nuanced Gallina from La Spinetta with gorgeous length, tons of detail and fabulous overall balance. It is at once more concentrated and also deeper than the Bordini, so another few years in bottle seem a prerequisite. The Gallina is the most improved wine the estate's lineup. The 2007 is quite possibly the most polished, elegant Gallina I have ever tasted here.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,505.90
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2007 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £851.84
    2007

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2007 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    The 2007 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is focused and nicely articulated. This is a rather firm, nuanced Gallina from La Spinetta with gorgeous length, tons of detail and fabulous overall balance. It is at once more concentrated and also deeper than the Bordini, so another few years in bottle seem a prerequisite. The Gallina is the most improved wine the estate's lineup. The 2007 is quite possibly the most polished, elegant Gallina I have ever tasted here.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £851.84
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2008 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £831.35
    2008

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2008 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    The 2008 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina bursts from the glass with a rush of dark fruit. This is one of the more reticent, powerful Gallinas I can remember tasting from La Spinetta. Dark flowers, mint, tar, licorice and French oak are some of the notes that resonate on the explosive finish. This is a wine that will require patience, but it is impressive for its completeness, something I haven't always been able to say about this wine.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £831.35
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2009 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,604.80
    2009

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2009 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (94)

    A sweet, floral bouquet leads to expressive layers of fruit in the 2009 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina. There is an immediacy to the Gallina that is quite appealing. White truffles, red berries and spices emerge over time, adding further complexity. I am surprised by how well the 2009 is showing today, even if it starts to shut down a bit in the glass. The tannins are firm, yet there is more than enough fruit to fill out the wine's frame. This is one of the better young Gallinas I remember tasting. A rich, textured finish rounds things out in style. There is a lot to like and love in the Gallina.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 5 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,604.80
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2009 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £833.76
    2009

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2009 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (94)

    A sweet, floral bouquet leads to expressive layers of fruit in the 2009 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina. There is an immediacy to the Gallina that is quite appealing. White truffles, red berries and spices emerge over time, adding further complexity. I am surprised by how well the 2009 is showing today, even if it starts to shut down a bit in the glass. The tannins are firm, yet there is more than enough fruit to fill out the wine's frame. This is one of the better young Gallinas I remember tasting. A rich, textured finish rounds things out in style. There is a lot to like and love in the Gallina.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 10 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £833.76
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2012 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £826.52
    2012

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2012 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (93)

    The 2012 Barbaresco Gallina Vürsù is a gorgeous expression that marches to the beat of its own drum (as do all of Giorgio Rivetti's fascinating wines). The wine delivers intensity, density and freshness in equal measure throughout its balanced presentation. The perfumed bouquet offers dark fruit and dried cherry with subtle touches of cinnamon and dark cola in a background role.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 3 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £826.52
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2013 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,128.02
    2013

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2013 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (94)

    The 2013 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is a great introduction to the vintage at La Spinetta. Gallina tends to give open, soft Barbarescos that drink well young. Not here. The 2013 is unusually bright, tense and focused for this wine, with darker fruit and more tightly wound personality than I am used to seeing. Dark red cherry, mint, wild flowers and spices come together, but the 2013 is going to need time to fully come together. Even today, though, it is striking. There is a spherical breadth to the 2013 that is impossible to miss.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 2 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,128.02
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2014 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,889.42
    2014

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2014 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93+)

    The 2014 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is a very beautiful, gracious wine. All it needs is time to absorb the French oak. Expressive aromatics, silky fruit and understated persistence are all evident, while the flavors are vivid and beautifully delineated throughout. Medium in body and gracious to the core, the Gallina is very pretty in 2014. Time and experience have taught me that the Gallina is often the most gracious of La Spinetta's three Barbarescos in aging.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 20 93+ (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,889.42
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2014 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,054.46
    2014

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2014 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (93+)

    The 2014 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is a very beautiful, gracious wine. All it needs is time to absorb the French oak. Expressive aromatics, silky fruit and understated persistence are all evident, while the flavors are vivid and beautifully delineated throughout. Medium in body and gracious to the core, the Gallina is very pretty in 2014. Time and experience have taught me that the Gallina is often the most gracious of La Spinetta's three Barbarescos in aging.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 10 93+ (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,054.46
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2015 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £755.36
    2015

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2015 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (96)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 96 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £755.36
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,375.26
    2016

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (95)

    Supremely elegant and light on its feet, La Spinetta's 2016 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is simply fabulous. Freshly cut flowers, mint, spice and a touch of French oak add nuance to a core of sweet red/purplish berry fruit. Wonderfully supple and racy, the Gallina captures every bit of the potential 2016 had to offer. This is such a gorgeous wine. I can't remember tasting a Gallina here with this much diversity.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,375.26
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2017 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,349.12
    2017

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2017 (12x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £1,349.12
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £593.76
    2018

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2018 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (95)

    A gorgeous, elegant wine, the 2018 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is captivating from the very first taste. Black cherry, plum, lavender, spice and menthol build in the glass. More than anything else, though, I am impressed by the wine's vibrancy and poise. Gallina has always aged beautifully here. I expect that will be the case with the 2018 as well.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £593.76
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2019 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,740.88
    2019

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2019 (12x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £2,740.88
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £751.75
    2019

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2019 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £751.75
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Riserva 2001 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £995.51
    2001

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Riserva 2001 (1x150cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 15 - Inc. VAT: £995.51
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Riserva 2010 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £995.51
    2010

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Riserva 2010 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (94)

    La Spinetta's 2010 Barbaresco Riserva Vigneto Gallina (Magnum) is still very young! Dark and sumptuous, the Gallina is a powerful wine. Ripe black cherry, dried herbs, spice, licorice and sweet new oak lend an exotic flair. The Gallina is always so interesting; it is the most understated of the three Barbarescos on release, and also the wine that ages best. The 2010 has plenty of the flamboyance of this era at La Spinetta. It will drink beautifully for another decade or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 10 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £995.51
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2003 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £761.40
    2003

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2003 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (90)

    As is generally the case, I find the brbaresco 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 here are balanced by the wine's greater concentration.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 90 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £761.40
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2006 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,740.88
    2006

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2006 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 15 93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,740.88
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2006 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,054.46
    2006

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2006 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,054.46
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2007 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £943.50
    2007

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2007 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    The 2007 Barbaresco Riserva Starderi (Magnum) immediately flaunts the density and important structure that is associated with this celebrated vineyard site. This is an overtly generous and bountiful expression of Nebbiolo that offers thick layers of aromatic intensity. The wine's best asset is the intact and vibrant quality of the primary fruit—so presented now, eleven years after the harvest. This is an expensive bottle for sure, but it does award a delicious and unforgettable experience.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 6 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £943.50
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2008 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,570.83
    2008

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2008 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    This carefully evolved Barbaresco shows a finer texture and fiber than you might have expected given its relatively robust construction. You get loads of cola and balsamic herb from the 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Starderi (Magnum) and, of course, not as much primary fruit. This charmer of a wine confidently exudes tertiary notes of licorice, tar and smoky aromas with every pour. It's a mentholicious and balsamic Barbaresco that I wouldn't be afraid to serve now, at least not for a group of friends who absolutely deserve it. Only 600 magnums exist.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,570.83
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2008 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £980.89
    2008

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2008 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    This carefully evolved Barbaresco shows a finer texture and fiber than you might have expected given its relatively robust construction. You get loads of cola and balsamic herb from the 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Starderi (Magnum) and, of course, not as much primary fruit. This charmer of a wine confidently exudes tertiary notes of licorice, tar and smoky aromas with every pour. It's a mentholicious and balsamic Barbaresco that I wouldn't be afraid to serve now, at least not for a group of friends who absolutely deserve it. Only 600 magnums exist.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 3 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £980.89
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2009 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,533.65
    2009

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2009 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93+)

    La Spinetta's 2009 Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi is bursting with energy, even if it doesn't quite have the sheer richness or pure depth of the very best vintages. Still, the Starderi is a hugely appealing wine that only needs time to shed some tannin. Raspberry jam, flowers, mint and cloves are followed by darker, more brooding aromas and flavors. As always, the Starderi is the richest and most imposing of the Spinetta Barbareschi.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 9 93+ (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,533.65
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,802.20
    2010

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2010 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    The 2010 Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi is born in a vineyard that sits at 330 meters above sea level. Giorgio tells me that the challenge here is crafting a wine with both elegance and power. Thanks to ideal growing conditions in 2010, he has succeeded at his task. Firm structure is supported by fleshy fruit tones and elegantly integrated spice. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,802.20
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2003 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £712.56
    2003

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2003 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (88)

    The Barbaresco Gallina is the most approachable of the estate's 2003 Barbarescos. Medium ruby in color, it offers attractive suggestions of menthol, minerals, herbs, tobacco and over-ripe fruit with good length but it doesn't quite have enough stuffing to fill its somewhat austere frame and the unripe tannins typical of the vintage clip the finish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 88 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £712.56
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2005 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,666.33
    2005

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2005 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (92)

    The 2005 Barbaresco Gallina has developed lovely tertiary notes since I last tasted it a few years back. Leather, smoke, tobacco, licorice and game meld into a core of intense dark fruit. As it so often does, the Gallina has a way of putting on considerable weight in bottle. The 2005 is now close to fully mature, and, while there is no upside in holding bottles further, the wine has enough depth to hold on for at least another handful of years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 3 92 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,666.33
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2005 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £926.63
    2005

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2005 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (92)

    The 2005 Barbaresco Gallina has developed lovely tertiary notes since I last tasted it a few years back. Leather, smoke, tobacco, licorice and game meld into a core of intense dark fruit. As it so often does, the Gallina has a way of putting on considerable weight in bottle. The 2005 is now close to fully mature, and, while there is no upside in holding bottles further, the wine has enough depth to hold on for at least another handful of years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 92 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £926.63
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2006 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,429.15
    2006

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2006 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (93)

    A fabulous nose of Christmas pudding, plum and lemongrass leads to a full body, with soft, silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Best after 2012. 960 cases made. -JS
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 10 93 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,429.15
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2006 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £754.77
    2006

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2006 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (93)

    A fabulous nose of Christmas pudding, plum and lemongrass leads to a full body, with soft, silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Best after 2012. 960 cases made. -JS
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 6 93 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £754.77
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2007 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,228.14
    2007

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2007 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    The 2007 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is focused and nicely articulated. This is a rather firm, nuanced Gallina from La Spinetta with gorgeous length, tons of detail and fabulous overall balance. It is at once more concentrated and also deeper than the Bordini, so another few years in bottle seem a prerequisite. The Gallina is the most improved wine the estate's lineup. The 2007 is quite possibly the most polished, elegant Gallina I have ever tasted here.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,228.14
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2007 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £696.48
    2007

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2007 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    The 2007 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is focused and nicely articulated. This is a rather firm, nuanced Gallina from La Spinetta with gorgeous length, tons of detail and fabulous overall balance. It is at once more concentrated and also deeper than the Bordini, so another few years in bottle seem a prerequisite. The Gallina is the most improved wine the estate's lineup. The 2007 is quite possibly the most polished, elegant Gallina I have ever tasted here.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £696.48
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2008 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £679.40
    2008

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2008 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    The 2008 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina bursts from the glass with a rush of dark fruit. This is one of the more reticent, powerful Gallinas I can remember tasting from La Spinetta. Dark flowers, mint, tar, licorice and French oak are some of the notes that resonate on the explosive finish. This is a wine that will require patience, but it is impressive for its completeness, something I haven't always been able to say about this wine.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £679.40
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2009 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,310.55
    2009

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2009 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (94)

    A sweet, floral bouquet leads to expressive layers of fruit in the 2009 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina. There is an immediacy to the Gallina that is quite appealing. White truffles, red berries and spices emerge over time, adding further complexity. I am surprised by how well the 2009 is showing today, even if it starts to shut down a bit in the glass. The tannins are firm, yet there is more than enough fruit to fill out the wine's frame. This is one of the better young Gallinas I remember tasting. A rich, textured finish rounds things out in style. There is a lot to like and love in the Gallina.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 5 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,310.55
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2009 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £681.41
    2009

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2009 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (94)

    A sweet, floral bouquet leads to expressive layers of fruit in the 2009 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina. There is an immediacy to the Gallina that is quite appealing. White truffles, red berries and spices emerge over time, adding further complexity. I am surprised by how well the 2009 is showing today, even if it starts to shut down a bit in the glass. The tannins are firm, yet there is more than enough fruit to fill out the wine's frame. This is one of the better young Gallinas I remember tasting. A rich, textured finish rounds things out in style. There is a lot to like and love in the Gallina.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 10 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £681.41
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2012 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £675.38
    2012

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2012 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (93)

    The 2012 Barbaresco Gallina Vürsù is a gorgeous expression that marches to the beat of its own drum (as do all of Giorgio Rivetti's fascinating wines). The wine delivers intensity, density and freshness in equal measure throughout its balanced presentation. The perfumed bouquet offers dark fruit and dried cherry with subtle touches of cinnamon and dark cola in a background role.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 3 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £675.38
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2013 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £926.63
    2013

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2013 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (94)

    The 2013 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is a great introduction to the vintage at La Spinetta. Gallina tends to give open, soft Barbarescos that drink well young. Not here. The 2013 is unusually bright, tense and focused for this wine, with darker fruit and more tightly wound personality than I am used to seeing. Dark red cherry, mint, wild flowers and spices come together, but the 2013 is going to need time to fully come together. Even today, though, it is striking. There is a spherical breadth to the 2013 that is impossible to miss.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 2 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £926.63
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2014 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,547.74
    2014

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2014 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93+)

    The 2014 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is a very beautiful, gracious wine. All it needs is time to absorb the French oak. Expressive aromatics, silky fruit and understated persistence are all evident, while the flavors are vivid and beautifully delineated throughout. Medium in body and gracious to the core, the Gallina is very pretty in 2014. Time and experience have taught me that the Gallina is often the most gracious of La Spinetta's three Barbarescos in aging.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 20 93+ (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,547.74
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2014 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £865.33
    2014

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2014 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (93+)

    The 2014 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is a very beautiful, gracious wine. All it needs is time to absorb the French oak. Expressive aromatics, silky fruit and understated persistence are all evident, while the flavors are vivid and beautifully delineated throughout. Medium in body and gracious to the core, the Gallina is very pretty in 2014. Time and experience have taught me that the Gallina is often the most gracious of La Spinetta's three Barbarescos in aging.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 10 93+ (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £865.33
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2015 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £616.08
    2015

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2015 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (96)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 96 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £616.08
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,132.66
    2016

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (95)

    Supremely elegant and light on its feet, La Spinetta's 2016 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is simply fabulous. Freshly cut flowers, mint, spice and a touch of French oak add nuance to a core of sweet red/purplish berry fruit. Wonderfully supple and racy, the Gallina captures every bit of the potential 2016 had to offer. This is such a gorgeous wine. I can't remember tasting a Gallina here with this much diversity.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,132.66
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2017 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,097.49
    2017

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2017 (12x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £1,097.49
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £481.41
    2018

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2018 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (95)

    A gorgeous, elegant wine, the 2018 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is captivating from the very first taste. Black cherry, plum, lavender, spice and menthol build in the glass. More than anything else, though, I am impressed by the wine's vibrancy and poise. Gallina has always aged beautifully here. I expect that will be the case with the 2018 as well.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £481.41
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2019 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,257.29
    2019

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2019 (12x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £2,257.29
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £613.07
    2019

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2019 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 2 - In Bond: £613.07
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Riserva 2001 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £825.13
    2001

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Riserva 2001 (1x150cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 15 - In Bond: £825.13
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Riserva 2010 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £825.13
    2010

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Riserva 2010 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (94)

    La Spinetta's 2010 Barbaresco Riserva Vigneto Gallina (Magnum) is still very young! Dark and sumptuous, the Gallina is a powerful wine. Ripe black cherry, dried herbs, spice, licorice and sweet new oak lend an exotic flair. The Gallina is always so interesting; it is the most understated of the three Barbarescos on release, and also the wine that ages best. The 2010 has plenty of the flamboyance of this era at La Spinetta. It will drink beautifully for another decade or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 10 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £825.13
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2003 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £621.11
    2003

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2003 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (90)

    As is generally the case, I find the brbaresco 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 here are balanced by the wine's greater concentration.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 90 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £621.11
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2006 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,257.29
    2006

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2006 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 15 93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,257.29
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2006 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £865.33
    2006

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2006 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £865.33
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2007 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £772.86
    2007

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2007 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    The 2007 Barbaresco Riserva Starderi (Magnum) immediately flaunts the density and important structure that is associated with this celebrated vineyard site. This is an overtly generous and bountiful expression of Nebbiolo that offers thick layers of aromatic intensity. The wine's best asset is the intact and vibrant quality of the primary fruit—so presented now, eleven years after the harvest. This is an expensive bottle for sure, but it does award a delicious and unforgettable experience.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 6 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £772.86
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2008 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,115.58
    2008

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2008 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    This carefully evolved Barbaresco shows a finer texture and fiber than you might have expected given its relatively robust construction. You get loads of cola and balsamic herb from the 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Starderi (Magnum) and, of course, not as much primary fruit. This charmer of a wine confidently exudes tertiary notes of licorice, tar and smoky aromas with every pour. It's a mentholicious and balsamic Barbaresco that I wouldn't be afraid to serve now, at least not for a group of friends who absolutely deserve it. Only 600 magnums exist.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,115.58
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2008 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £804.02
    2008

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2008 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    This carefully evolved Barbaresco shows a finer texture and fiber than you might have expected given its relatively robust construction. You get loads of cola and balsamic herb from the 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Starderi (Magnum) and, of course, not as much primary fruit. This charmer of a wine confidently exudes tertiary notes of licorice, tar and smoky aromas with every pour. It's a mentholicious and balsamic Barbaresco that I wouldn't be afraid to serve now, at least not for a group of friends who absolutely deserve it. Only 600 magnums exist.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 3 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £804.02
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2009 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,251.26
    2009

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2009 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93+)

    La Spinetta's 2009 Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi is bursting with energy, even if it doesn't quite have the sheer richness or pure depth of the very best vintages. Still, the Starderi is a hugely appealing wine that only needs time to shed some tannin. Raspberry jam, flowers, mint and cloves are followed by darker, more brooding aromas and flavors. As always, the Starderi is the richest and most imposing of the Spinetta Barbareschi.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 12x75cl 9 93+ (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,251.26
    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,488.44
    2010

    La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2010 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    The 2010 Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi is born in a vineyard that sits at 330 meters above sea level. Giorgio tells me that the challenge here is crafting a wine with both elegance and power. Thanks to ideal growing conditions in 2010, he has succeeded at his task. Firm structure is supported by fleshy fruit tones and elegantly integrated spice. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,488.44

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