1997 Gaja Barbaresco
International Wine CellarRating: 91(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 93, November/December 2000 Good full ruby-red. Superripe aromas of black raspberry, coffee, mint and oak, plus an exotic smoky note of torrefaction. Less complex than the '98 but very concentrated, with surprising acidity giving the wine lovely vinosity. Strong note of dark chocolate in the mouth. Finishes long and juicy, with building tannins.
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/00
Vintage ChartRating for Italy-Piedmont: 93 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now<br/>