Gaja

Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.374 ratings
9.318 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
ADAM STROMFELD

Elegant and Sandy tannins dark rolling cherries and earthy perfect balance and acidity. Mr. Gaja nailed it!

Elegant and Sandy tannins dark rolling cherries and earthy perfect balance and acidity. Mr. Gaja nailed it!

Jan 18th, 2019
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
Benjamin Temple

Really good.

Really good.

Dec 5th, 2015
Joe Paradise

There is an indescribable finesse to the structure of this wine. Satiny red berry. Crushed rock and earth after a rain. Definitely needs serious time for the tannin to fully integrate, but this wine is gorgeous.

There is an indescribable finesse to the structure of this wine. Satiny red berry. Crushed rock and earth after a rain. Definitely needs serious time for the tannin to fully integrate, but this wine is gorgeous.

Oct 24th, 2015
Ty Richchouyrod

See you in 25 year at least!!!💣💣💣

See you in 25 year at least!!!💣💣💣

Oct 23rd, 2015
John Jansma

Almost worth the money; bloody huge!

Almost worth the money; bloody huge!

Sep 22nd, 2015
Paul Kaan

Winemaker/Blogger FilthyGoodVino.com

9.3

2011 Gaja Barbaresco! 2nd time I've had this wine in the last 2 months. A forward year, with great balance & elegance! #2011 Gaja Barbaresco! 2nd time I've had this wine in the last 2 months. A forward year, with great balance & elegance! Full write up & 20minute intro from Gaia will be posted on FilthyGoodVino.com soon! #FilthyGoodVino #Gaja #Barbaresco #Wine #RealWine #Nebbiolo #GaiaGaja

2011 Gaja Barbaresco! 2nd time I've had this wine in the last 2 months. A forward year, with great balance & elegance! #2011 Gaja Barbaresco! 2nd time I've had this wine in the last 2 months. A forward year, with great balance & elegance! Full write up & 20minute intro from Gaia will be posted on FilthyGoodVino.com soon! #FilthyGoodVino #Gaja #Barbaresco #Wine #RealWine #Nebbiolo #GaiaGaja

May 26th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Sweet & sour cherries, strawberries, dry cranberries and spice on the nose. Almost Burgundian. Blackberries, blueberries, spice, wood, tobacco, leather and purple flowers. Long finish. Even better in ten years!!!

Sweet & sour cherries, strawberries, dry cranberries and spice on the nose. Almost Burgundian. Blackberries, blueberries, spice, wood, tobacco, leather and purple flowers. Long finish. Even better in ten years!!!

May 5th, 2015
Paul Kaan

Winemaker/Blogger FilthyGoodVino.com

9.2

11 was in my top 3 of 13 vintages from 1967 on, for the night Of the younger wines it was the first to show balance between oak & grape tannin with more restrained use of oak. Had searingly good acid & a great core of fruit. If Gaja maintain this direction for future evolutions, it will be a good thing! Yes, it's got the legs! Would you find better value elsewhere? Quite possibly.

11 was in my top 3 of 13 vintages from 1967 on, for the night Of the younger wines it was the first to show balance between oak & grape tannin with more restrained use of oak. Had searingly good acid & a great core of fruit. If Gaja maintain this direction for future evolutions, it will be a good thing! Yes, it's got the legs! Would you find better value elsewhere? Quite possibly.

Mar 22nd, 2015
Mustafa Camlica

Over rated. Rustic and hardly enjoyable. Only Stephen Tanzer raised the red flag in 2013 concerning the fruit level of the wine. He was right on the point. No flesh only bones.

Over rated. Rustic and hardly enjoyable. Only Stephen Tanzer raised the red flag in 2013 concerning the fruit level of the wine. He was right on the point. No flesh only bones.

Feb 24th, 2018