Gaja Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

$289

It is nearly impossible to overstate the influence of Angelo Gaja on Italian wine and its lofty reputation among connoisseurs. New release! 98 Points Wine Enthusiast "Cellar Selection": "This isn't just a great wine for what was a notoriously cool, wet vintage, it's quite simply a magnificent wine. Perfumed and loaded with finesse, it opens with scents of woodland berry, iris and baking spice while the vibrant, balanced palate doles out Marasca cherry, dark culinary spice, crushed herb and menthol. Refined tannins and fresh acidity provide the taut framework while a licorice note wraps around the finish. Gorgeous. Drink 2022-2034." 96 Points Antionio Galloni (Vinous): "Gaja's 2014 Barbaresco is rich, super-dense, and inviting, with serious underpinnings of structure and the same classicism that made the 2013 so compelling. Dense and powerful in the glass, with explosive energy and tons of tannin, the 2014 is built for extended cellaring. Expressive floral and savory notes hover out of the glass in this super-expressive Barbaresco. This is one of the most tightly wound, intense versions of Gaja's Barbaresco I can remember tasting. Don't miss it."

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Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Distanced BD tasting/dinner. Wow. Just wow. So pretty.

Distanced BD tasting/dinner. Wow. Just wow. So pretty.

9.6

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Gaja's 2016 Barbaresco is positively stellar. A wine of poise and grace, the 2016 has so much to offer. Expressive spice and floral notes open up first, but what really stands out is the wine's nuance and delineation. There is a sense of translucency to the 2016 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, mint, cinnamon and rose petal develop in the glass, adding further shades of nuance. Quite simply, the 2016 is one of the very finest Gaja Barbarescos in recent memory. This is such a gorgeous wine. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019)

Gaja's 2016 Barbaresco is positively stellar. A wine of poise and grace, the 2016 has so much to offer. Expressive spice and floral notes open up first, but what really stands out is the wine's nuance and delineation. There is a sense of translucency to the 2016 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, mint, cinnamon and rose petal develop in the glass, adding further shades of nuance. Quite simply, the 2016 is one of the very finest Gaja Barbarescos in recent memory. This is such a gorgeous wine. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019)

9.6

Stanislav Lobanov

17.5/20 (93/100) Розовые лепестки в аромате на первом плане, вишня, малина, белый перец. Не плотное, с высокой кислотностью и довольно интенсивными, деликатными по текстуре, пока ещё сухими танинами. Брусника во вкусе доминирует. Продолжительное послевкусие. Очень молодо.

17.5/20 (93/100) Розовые лепестки в аромате на первом плане, вишня, малина, белый перец. Не плотное, с высокой кислотностью и довольно интенсивными, деликатными по текстуре, пока ещё сухими танинами. Брусника во вкусе доминирует. Продолжительное послевкусие. Очень молодо.

9.3

Lev Lavrichtchev

Tasted at the winery. Very young

Tasted at the winery. Very young

9.1

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