2010 Barbaresco Riserva Spezie, Vite Colte
I tasted the 2008 Spezie at the estate last year and was impressed so when the 2010 showed up at the monopoly I boght some bottles. Time to test drive one.
It needed a couple of hours to open up and then it displays a finely perfumed nose with notes of ripe lingonberries, some wild strawberries, hard cherry candy, shoe polish and heaps of roses. Very fine.
The taste is structured and fine with notes of cold coffee, dried strawberries, mushrooms and fennel salami. Very, very good. Tannins for the medium haul, give it 5+ years. Great wine.
93p (tasted 2020/12)