"Sensational, but structured is the 1997 Barbaresco-La Spinetta Valeirani. This wine exhibits licorice, glycerin and berry fruit along with exotic spices, leather, smoke, and herbs. Spicy and full-bodied, with obvious tannin, structure, and muscle, it requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should keep for 15-20. Drink 2005 ~ 2021"
91 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate