- 2000 La Spinetta Barolo Vürsù Campe' - Barolo, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy (11/3/2004)
Today my CellarTracker! web site received some nice coverage from the Wall Stree Journal, and the site saw about 30 times as much traffic as a normal day with more than 300 people creating new account, 20% growth in a single day. I had plans to get other things done, but I ended up spending a nonstop 8 hour stretch reviewing new wines, answering questions and trading email with a fresh and excited crop of wine enthusiasts. It was a long day, and I needed a special wine to unwind with and slow down. I was reaching for a 1982 Talbot, but my dinner choice of meatloaf and shredded/sauteed brussel sprouts seemed like a very poor match. However, Nebbiolo seemed like a better choice...
Wow, this is an utter monster. On popping the cork it was formidably tight, but with an hour in the decanter it was oozing with asphalt, violet and initial notes of extremely ripe plums. In the mouth this is deeply tannic with very impressive acidity, but it also regales the palate with rich, bittersweet waves of blackberry and raspberry along with loads of inner mouth perfume. On this finish this turns black, brooding and chewy and shows that this needs a decade to round into form with sticky tannins that glue your teeth to your gums. Very impressive structure here! There is nothing subtle about this young lion of a wine, but it awfully enjoyable. (95 pts.)
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