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Gaja Barbaresco DOCG Piedmont

Wine Details

Vineyard

Gaja

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Style

Red

Region

BarbarescoPiedmontItaly

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) Medium red with a hint of amber at the edge. Soil-driven aromas of red fruits, mocha, smoke, underbrush and dried rose. Sweet, plush, seamless and elegant; distinctly suaver than the 2009, with the dried flower element lifting the mid-palate. Lovely nuanced wine, finishing long and serious, with broad, ripe, building tannins and very good grip.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1978 Vintage) Wine Spectator:  93 points

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1986 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/90
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1981 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/89
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1983 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/89