Nebbiolo

Gaja

Sperss Langhe Nebbiolo 2001

David T
9.5

This is a little past our 4 year anniversary of our visit there. Now, even if you are a professional, to visit, you need to make a $200 per person donation to their charity to visit.

Tonight, our pizza wine. One might want a more special occasion! For us, it’s an Italian Anniversary and close to the end of our outdoor season. So, it is a celebration! This is the last weekend of 80 plus degree daytime weather. We have 3-4 weeks before it starts raining.

The nose reveals, candied, ruby, stewed fruits of; blackberries, dark, sweet & sour, dark cherries, slightly roasted strawberries, dark currants & dark raisins. Limestone minerals, dark, rich, turned, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft, sweet tarriness, some black licorice, leather, soft woodiness, chewy, salted, caramel, mocha, vanilla, dry brush with candied, floral, red, purple and blue florals.

The body is; full, ruby, ripe & juicy. The tension & structure are firm the length & balance are nearing its peak. Candied, ruby, stewed fruits of; blackberries, dark, sweet & sour, dark cherries, slightly roasted strawberries, dar currants, dates & dark raisins. Sucking on limestone minerals, sandstone, anise, dark, rich, turned, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft, sweet dark, tarriness, some black licorice, leather, soft woodiness, chewy, salted, caramel, mocha, vanilla, dry brush with candied, floral, red, purple and blue florals. The acidity is round and near perfect. The long, ruby, slightly, tarry, ruby, rich, well balanced finish persists endlessly.

The 01 still has another 15-20 years plus of good drinking ahead.

Photos of; pizza night in the D&S Lounge.
— 3 days ago

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Don't we all 🤣 Used to drink heaps of their langhe rosse. Punches way above the price point. Just need to get my hands on some crichet paje now.

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