The masculine and brooding 2001 Barbaresco Starderi is unquestionably the most complex and complete of the La Spinetta Barbarescos. The wine is dark and deeply expresissive, with a the palate of dark roasted fruit, tar, spices, licorice and a lingering note of menthol. Despite its size and notabe concentration the Starderi appears to be a bit more accessible than the Valeirano at the moment. This is modern style Barbaresco at its best. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2016.
" - Wine Advocate