Vinous Media (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 extic flair. The Galina is always so intersting; it is the most understated of the three Barbarescos on release, and also the wine that ages the best. The 2010 has plenty of the flamboyence of this era at La Spinetta. It will drink beautifully for another decade or more."
Wine Advocate (96)- "The La Spinetta 2009 Barbaresco Riserva Gallina Vürsù (Magnum) is only made in large-format bottles and is released 10 years after the harvest. The Gallina cru is known for its balanced and fruit-forward wines that don't shy away in terms of structure. This release offers tight textural stitching with interwoven layers of dark fruit, spice, savory licorice, smoke and campfire ash. The tannins, both from the fruit and oak, already show full integration at this point."
Vinous Media (94)- "The 2009 Barbaresco Riserva Gallina (magnum) is powerful, dense and explosive. As it always does, the Gallina puts on a ton of weight in the bottle. Black cherry, plum, smoke, cedar, chocolate, spice and leather give the 2009 a real felling of breadth and pure power. Plush, silky and flamboyant, the 2009 is gorgeous today, and has another decade plus of fine drinking still to offer. The dense, extracted style, the hallmark of a previous era at La Spinetta, is evident."