Gaja

Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.41159 ratings
9.3314 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Erik Ackerman

Giving this a 9.4 as is but believe it could be a 9.6 with time. Amazing in its youth though!

Giving this a 9.4 as is but believe it could be a 9.6 with time. Amazing in its youth though!

Aug 13th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Blend of 14 sites, all Vinicius separately / cherry, tar / firm tannins / complex, full of energy, dense, high strung

Blend of 14 sites, all Vinicius separately / cherry, tar / firm tannins / complex, full of energy, dense, high strung

Jun 19th, 2018
Conrad Green

Very pretty nose with soft cherry, dried strawberry, and a gentle meatiness. Very pure and pretty. Dry on the finish with old wood. Haunting at the front but delicate and dry on the finish

Very pretty nose with soft cherry, dried strawberry, and a gentle meatiness. Very pure and pretty. Dry on the finish with old wood. Haunting at the front but delicate and dry on the finish

Jun 11th, 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
Ceccherini Cristiano

Young
A bit oaky
But what a flavour
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Young
A bit oaky
But what a flavour
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Feb 1st, 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