Gaja

Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.41124 ratings
9.3306 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
James Forsyth

An unbelievable straight Barbaresco. Concentrated and powerful but elegant also. Utterly intense. Surely it's going to be considered a classic!

An unbelievable straight Barbaresco. Concentrated and powerful but elegant also. Utterly intense. Surely it's going to be considered a classic!

Apr 6th, 2018
James Forsyth

1970 was apparently an off vintage for Barbaresco but there is so much joy in trying something that proves the approach of producer before vintage. This is ripe, faded raspberries, earth, leather, and walnuts. It's holding up well, but without improvement from here. A privilege to try.

1970 was apparently an off vintage for Barbaresco but there is so much joy in trying something that proves the approach of producer before vintage. This is ripe, faded raspberries, earth, leather, and walnuts. It's holding up well, but without improvement from here. A privilege to try.

Mar 25th, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.5

Just a killer wine! Rustic, broad and beautiful. With age this is really starting to shine with some leather and blood in the nose. Lots of animale and dark fruit. Excellent and very much in the Gaja style

Just a killer wine! Rustic, broad and beautiful. With age this is really starting to shine with some leather and blood in the nose. Lots of animale and dark fruit. Excellent and very much in the Gaja style

Dec 17th, 2017
Eric Hwang

Still firm tannins but elegant, earthy truffle, leathery with fresh acidity.

Still firm tannins but elegant, earthy truffle, leathery with fresh acidity.

Oct 21st, 2017
Aaron Means

Red cherries, mint, and florals. Such class enveloped in a sea of tannins. This will unfurl to be a great wine one day.

Red cherries, mint, and florals. Such class enveloped in a sea of tannins. This will unfurl to be a great wine one day.

Oct 10th, 2017
terroirista-cy

Killing babies. I believe it needs at least 10-15 years, to say the least

Killing babies. I believe it needs at least 10-15 years, to say the least

4 people found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
Marty Winters

Can do no wrong.

Can do no wrong.

3 people found it helpfulAug 5th, 2014
Conrad Kenley

Oh yeah ( in Magnum)

Oh yeah ( in Magnum)

2 people found it helpfulSep 7th, 2015
Gus Kalaris

2010 - a delicious beast

2010 - a delicious beast

2 people found it helpfulMay 4th, 2015
Gilles de Chambure

Master Sommelier & Educator

9.4

since 1859 making barbaresco pioneer trailblsizers in piemonte blend of 14 vineyard 100% nebbiolo no barbera like in their single vineyard 09 like 99 ripe fruit expression dark deep earthy rich in tannins small crop rsin spring very dry summer tasted with Gaia Gaja at Vinexpo

since 1859 making barbaresco pioneer trailblsizers in piemonte blend of 14 vineyard 100% nebbiolo no barbera like in their single vineyard 09 like 99 ripe fruit expression dark deep earthy rich in tannins small crop rsin spring very dry summer tasted with Gaia Gaja at Vinexpo

2 people found it helpfulJun 16th, 2013