Gaja

Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.31384 ratings
9.3373 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Red cherry, mint, black tea and incredibly perfumed...delicious with great acid/tannin..paired well with indian meatballs..!

Red cherry, mint, black tea and incredibly perfumed...delicious with great acid/tannin..paired well with indian meatballs..!

Apr 27th, 2021
Willem Jan Withagen

A wine I collected by coincidence. Did not know too much about barolo then other than that I liked it. It’s been in my cellar for quite some time. (Like 12+ years) The wine is nice translucent ruby red. The nose is typical nebiolo: rose, plum, cherries, tabaco, leather. But o so very balanced and smooth. Silky smooth and “sweet” tanine, exact the way that add lots of quality to the wine. 100% proof of the fact that good nebiolo will turn into royal wine if you have the patiënce. Served it with venison and deer filet with truffel, a typical Piëmont combination for it, made it the highlight of the diner. Now waiting for the other years to rippen. Can’t wait.

A wine I collected by coincidence. Did not know too much about barolo then other than that I liked it. It’s been in my cellar for quite some time. (Like 12+ years) The wine is nice translucent ruby red. The nose is typical nebiolo: rose, plum, cherries, tabaco, leather. But o so very balanced and smooth. Silky smooth and “sweet” tanine, exact the way that add lots of quality to the wine. 100% proof of the fact that good nebiolo will turn into royal wine if you have the patiënce. Served it with venison and deer filet with truffel, a typical Piëmont combination for it, made it the highlight of the diner. Now waiting for the other years to rippen. Can’t wait.

Dec 13th, 2020
Michael Herzog

Mellow. In the right window.

Mellow. In the right window.

Oct 11th, 2020
Conrad Green

Gorgeous soft red fruit. Some wildness. Dark and complex. Really settled.

Gorgeous soft red fruit. Some wildness. Dark and complex. Really settled.

Sep 25th, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.6

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

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

Aug 11th, 2020
Conrad Green

Faded rose, soft cherry. Pine needles and a lifted end. Good stuff.

Faded rose, soft cherry. Pine needles and a lifted end. Good stuff.

Jan 31st, 2020
Rodney Rosser

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Jan 1st, 2020
Gilbert Van Hassel

Warm year. Tar, great balance, very smooth

Warm year. Tar, great balance, very smooth

Dec 14th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

375ml

375ml

Nov 10th, 2019
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9.6

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)

Nov 7th, 2019