Gaja

Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.535 ratings
9.610 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Tim Parkhouse DWS, CWE

Fennel, pot pourri, dried red cherry and tea with a slight balsamic quality. A little Brett, but in a charming way. Definitely on the decline. I would love to have tasted this a decade or more ago. The 2001 is probably the best Italian wine I have ever tasted.

Fennel, pot pourri, dried red cherry and tea with a slight balsamic quality. A little Brett, but in a charming way. Definitely on the decline. I would love to have tasted this a decade or more ago. The 2001 is probably the best Italian wine I have ever tasted.

Jul 24th, 2015
S. Irene Virbila

Restaurant Critic Los Angeles Times

9.9

Just beautiful drinking, still fresh, complicated. A bottle to spend an evening with.

Just beautiful drinking, still fresh, complicated. A bottle to spend an evening with.

Jan 7th, 2015
Vincent Bottreau

Quelle jeunesse ! Incroyable !

Quelle jeunesse ! Incroyable !

Jan 18th, 2014
William Henry

Yeah 82!!

Yeah 82!!

Sep 22nd, 2013
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

9.8

Still has bright red fruit!

Still has bright red fruit!

Sep 9th, 2013
Nicola Morvillo

On 17-8-19

On 17-8-19

Aug 17th, 2019
B
10

1982 Gaja Barbaresco. Lunch w A&S at Don G. Stood up for 3 days prior. Didn’t decant. It was great! Balanced and def not pruney or raisiny.

1982 Gaja Barbaresco. Lunch w A&S at Don G. Stood up for 3 days prior. Didn’t decant. It was great! Balanced and def not pruney or raisiny.

Feb 23rd, 2018
Michael Park

Amazing how smooth this Sangiovese was. These things just need time

Amazing how smooth this Sangiovese was. These things just need time

Feb 12th, 2018
Ron Siegel

So good we had to do another btl!

So good we had to do another btl!

Feb 4th, 2017
B
10

1982 Gaja Barbaresco. First of two reds at Il Piccolino lunch w K and group pre-Mattel party. Brick-coloured, earthy, and tarry. Lots of acid and great with food. Interesting to drink this alongside the 1997 Gaja Sperss, which, though younger, was less acidic and smoother to drink without food.

1982 Gaja Barbaresco. First of two reds at Il Piccolino lunch w K and group pre-Mattel party. Brick-coloured, earthy, and tarry. Lots of acid and great with food. Interesting to drink this alongside the 1997 Gaja Sperss, which, though younger, was less acidic and smoother to drink without food.

May 6th, 2015