Vinous Media (93)- "The 2010 Riserva Vigneto Valeirano (Magnum) is anothe rich, heady wine in this collection of 2010 Riserva releases from La Spinetta. Everything is dialed up in the Valeirano, a wine that offers tons of dense, dark fruit and plenty of power too. Tannins are imposing, but there is good depth to the fruit as well. Black cherry, plum, gravel, licorice, leather, cloves and new French oak build into the strapping finish. "
Wine Advocate (97)- "Made only in magnum and released 10 years after the harvest, La Spinetta's 2009 Barbaresco Riserva Valeirano Vürsù (Magnum) ushers forth an amazing experience based on dark fruit, spice, smoke, balsam herb and grilled rosemary. The wine has moved forward along its aging trajectory but slowly and surely, revealing carefully measured evolution on the one hand and primary intensity on the other. You feel those 10 years of Nebbiolo-aging in the mouth, where silky tannins meet a mid-weight feel with good richness and concentration."
Vinous Media (92)- "The 2009 Barbaresco Riserva Valeirano (magnum) is a powerful, tannic wine. White truffle, spice, leather, cedar, and sweet pipe tobacco lend striking aromatic nuance. The 2009 has aged very nicely. My only concern for the future is that it remains rather taut and that the fruit will at some point start to dry out. "