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Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.369 ratings
9.213 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Always on point...red fruit, black tea, savory, big tannin and acid yet so drinkable...

Always on point...red fruit, black tea, savory, big tannin and acid yet so drinkable...

Oct 13th, 2019
Aaron Means

Always world class!

Always world class!

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2017
Luke Kenning

Sommelier/Wine Director Farallon Restaurant

8.9

In a few years it will be a beauty

In a few years it will be a beauty

Nov 3rd, 2016
Christine Havens

Sampled at a trade tasting, the distributor told me that in the 2012 vintage the winery did not bottle their single-vineyard Barbaresco wines, rather this is a blend of all three sites. It's elegant as Gaja wines are wont to be, with caressing notes of tart pie cherries, red forest berries, lilting spice and feminine florality. Fine, supple tannins coat the entire palate, its a beautifully structured wine with length that suspends itself over the tongue. Finishes with nuanced minerality and a pinch of dried mint. Sample

Sampled at a trade tasting, the distributor told me that in the 2012 vintage the winery did not bottle their single-vineyard Barbaresco wines, rather this is a blend of all three sites. It's elegant as Gaja wines are wont to be, with caressing notes of tart pie cherries, red forest berries, lilting spice and feminine florality. Fine, supple tannins coat the entire palate, its a beautifully structured wine with length that suspends itself over the tongue. Finishes with nuanced minerality and a pinch of dried mint. Sample

Oct 21st, 2016
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.3

Magnificat 2016

Magnificat 2016

Jul 9th, 2016
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

9.5

Impressively light-bodied and barbaresco-like. Brutal tannins at the moment. Probably the most enjoyable Gaja I've had.

Impressively light-bodied and barbaresco-like. Brutal tannins at the moment. Probably the most enjoyable Gaja I've had.

Jun 8th, 2016
Rob Mondavi

Owner/President of Winemaking Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.3

Superb. Crisp lively elegant.

Superb. Crisp lively elegant.

Jan 26th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.4

Gorgeous aromas with high pitched floral notes, pure fruit and well handled tannins and juicy, fresh acidity for balance. Long and more-ish.

Gorgeous aromas with high pitched floral notes, pure fruit and well handled tannins and juicy, fresh acidity for balance. Long and more-ish.

Jun 20th, 2015
Richard Adams

Great setting, Montenegro a gem.

Great setting, Montenegro a gem.

Aug 30th, 2018
JJ Lumia

Killer Wine Night. Lineup of 17 wines. Tasted blind. Theme was Old World Killer “B” (the letter “B” has to be the first letter in one of the proper nouns in the wine e.g., region, varietal, type, winery name, etc.)

Wine 9. Brick color; seemed like had a lot of age. Leather, strawberry, clay finish. Guessed a Barolo.

Killer Wine Night. Lineup of 17 wines. Tasted blind. Theme was Old World Killer “B” (the letter “B” has to be the first letter in one of the proper nouns in the wine e.g., region, varietal, type, winery name, etc.)

Wine 9. Brick color; seemed like had a lot of age. Leather, strawberry, clay finish. Guessed a Barolo.

Aug 6th, 2018