Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Amazing Gaja Wines!

The great 2016 Gaja Barbaresco

2016 Gaja Barbaresco...$219.98 / 750ml  (60 bottles available)
2016 Gaja Barbaresco...$499.98 / 1.5 liter (3 Mags available)
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.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 96/100 Vinous
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Gaja Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo...$498.98 / 750ml (30 bottles available)
2016 Gaja Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo...$1198.98 / 1.5 liter (2 Mags available)
The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo is an eternal wine that will need 10-15 years in bottle to truly come around. Sorì San Lorenzo is often a big, virile wine. There is plenty of heft to the 2016, but at the same time, I also find an element of refinement and nuance that Sorì San Lorenzo has rarely, if ever, shown. Black cherry, cloves, menthol, licorice, gravel and incense are some of the many aromas and flavor that meld together in this dramatic and dramatically beautiful Barbaresco from the Gaja family. The Sorì San Lorenzo just explodes on the finish, with an array of aromas, flavors and textures that will leave readers weak at the knees. The 2016 is an outrageously beautiful, vivid wine of real gravitas and power.
Rated 98+/100 Vinous
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 99/100 James Suckling

2016 Gaja Costa Barbaresco Costa Russi...$498.98 / 750ml (12 bottles available)
2016 Gaja Costa Barbaresco Costa Russi...$1198.98 / 1.5 liter (2 Mags available)
The 2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi is ripe, creamy and enveloping, as it so often is, and yet also preserves the super classic sense of structure that runs through all these wines. In 2016, Costa Russi has an extra touch of mid-palate sweetness that gives the wine its sense of immediacy. Succulent red cherry, rosewater, kirsch, mint and dried flowers meld together in the glass. Soft and sensual, with tons of allure, Costa Russi is another winner from Gaja. Time in the glass brings out the wine's density and tannins, both of which it has in spades.
Rated 98/100 Vinous
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Gaja Barbaresco Sori Tildin...$1198.98 / 1.5 liter (Only 2 Magnums available)
The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is a fabulous, incredibly complete wine that soars out of the glass with explosive structure and vertical lift. The tannins are very much present, but also matched beautifully by the wine's aromatic intensity and overall drive. Dark macerated cherry, spice, leather, licorice, plum and mocha add darker shades of nuance. In 2016, Sorì Tildìn is a bit more brooding and bigger than it often is, and yet all the elements are impeccably balanced. It is quite simply a majestic wine of real grandeur and total class, but it is not obvious. Sorì Tildìn will appeal most to readers who understand what the truest essence of Nebbiolo is all about. In a word: magnificent!
Rated 100/100 Vinous
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

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