Wine tasting note: 1999 La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOC

1999 La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOC

16th May 2002 EUR30 Piedmont Table Red

Almost opaque ruby, paling to rim. Bright.
Alcoholic, peppery nose with some slightly sour, stewed forest fruits and redcurrants.
Medium to full-bodied, high (still slightly harsh) acidity, warmly alcoholic with nicely balanced, furry tannins. Flavours of stewed brambles with a fresh, leafy note. Long, intense, slightly dusty finish.
Very good, but needs food and probably another 2 to 3 years.

 
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