Gaja Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1985

$269

Stunning, almost buttery in its richness, smooth, rich and complex, has power and finesse, plus chocolatey richness that can only become greater. Has the fruit of Barbaresco, the finesse and elegance of Bordeaux and the power and intensity of California. Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Sour cherry and tar, with thyme, rosemary and underlying broad fruit. Very sexy, but also some sour and Pepperiness. Still young- lovely.

Sour cherry and tar, with thyme, rosemary and underlying broad fruit. Very sexy, but also some sour and Pepperiness. Still young- lovely.

9.5

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

If I ever needed something to drill into my head that aged Nebbiolo is an awe-inducing thing, well consider it done. From the get go this was just singing- I called it tar candy- though by no means sweet it felt like dessert like a richly layered torte with chocolate raspberries and licorice, topped with roses that are so beyond dessicated they've come back to life. Yes, zombie roses. Utterly divine and perfect.

If I ever needed something to drill into my head that aged Nebbiolo is an awe-inducing thing, well consider it done. From the get go this was just singing- I called it tar candy- though by no means sweet it felt like dessert like a richly layered torte with chocolate raspberries and licorice, topped with roses that are so beyond dessicated they've come back to life. Yes, zombie roses. Utterly divine and perfect.

10

Antonio Gianola Delectable Pro

Truly righteous. Perfectly stored and aged wine is a beautiful thing. Awe inspiring

Truly righteous. Perfectly stored and aged wine is a beautiful thing. Awe inspiring

9.4

Brett Zimmerman Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier, Owner Boulder Wine Merchant

One of my favorite vintages from #Gaja, but this bottle had lost some freshness.

One of my favorite vintages from #Gaja, but this bottle had lost some freshness.

8.7

Craig Lewis Delectable Pro

Might as well start drinking my age.

Might as well start drinking my age.

8.9

Daniel McCullough Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Director Oenotri

Didn't get to drink this one. Remember having it a couple years ago and was delicious. #earthquakecasualtyatoenotri

Didn't get to drink this one. Remember having it a couple years ago and was delicious. #earthquakecasualtyatoenotri

9.4

William Lauder

Truly sublime after 30 minutes in the glass. Decant ahead of serving.

Truly sublime after 30 minutes in the glass. Decant ahead of serving.

9.5

Nicola Morvillo

On 26/12/17

On 26/12/17

9.7

David Wanek

Gaja wines age so effortlessly. Really elegant wine. Hard to find any flaws. Superb

Gaja wines age so effortlessly. Really elegant wine. Hard to find any flaws. Superb

9.7

Matt Perlman Delectable Pro

A touch madeirized maybe but still enjoyable, full bodied and unctuous style with balsam, licorice, earth and spice

A touch madeirized maybe but still enjoyable, full bodied and unctuous style with balsam, licorice, earth and spice

8.4

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