2010 Rivetti La Spinetta "Garretti" Barolo
This is extremely floral on the nose with orchid and strawberry. Hints of sandalwood. Full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Loads of orange peel undertones here. Sexy young Barolo. Better in 2016.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Barolo Vigneto Garretti is an amazing wine with an impressive level of depth and intensity. The wine is redolent of dark fruit and dried cherry, but its most interesting aromas come forth as exotic spice and dark licorice. This Barolo stands out thanks to its profound sense of elegance and determination. The bouquet is stitched together with harmony and grace. The mouthfeel is similarly polished, but it also delivers evident strength with fine tannins and excellent length. (ML)
A little smoky reduction gives way to ripe raspberry, leather and spice flavors. Supple, yet firmly structured, with refined tannins on the finish. Should be enjoyable on the early side. Best from 2016 through 2028. (BS)
Savory herbs, tobacco, mint, sweet herbs and licorice meld together in La Spinetta's 2010 Barolo Vigneto Garretti. An intensely floral, perfumed Barolo, the Garretti shows the more feminine, gracious side of the vintage. The Garretti is made from the lower parts of the estate's Barolo vineyards. In 2010, the wine saw 12 days on the skins and was aged mostly in used oak. (AG)