La Spinetta's 2006 Barolo Garretti is a floral, inviting Barolo graced with crushed flowers, berries, spices, mint and licorice. This is a decidedly mid-weight, feminine style for La Spinetta. Floral tones reappear on the finish adding lift and freshness. Though medium in body today, there certainly seems to be the potencial for this put on some weight over the next few years. The firm tannins need a few years in bottle to soften. The Garretti is a new bottling from La Spinetta made from the lower slopes of the estate's vineyards in Grinzane Cavour. Previously this fruit had been included in the top of the line Barolo Campe. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.
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