The 2005 Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi offers up an attractive core of bright, candied red fruit, roses and spicies. Today it comes across as quite vibrant and fresh, suggesting a minimum of several years of cellaring are needed before the wine starts drinking at its finest. The tannins build on the long finish, but they are also beautifully balanced. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. Giorgio Rivetti has another set of very solid wines on his hands wth his 2005 Barbarescos. The wines have always shown terrific balance and are just a notch or two below his 2004s.
" - Wine Advocate