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10 Ratings
Gaja Langhe Conteisa

Wine Details

Vineyard

Gaja

Style

Red

Region

PiedmontItaly

Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) "Medium ruby. Gaja's 1999 Conteisa, from the Cerequio cru in La Morra, is the most approachable of this set of wines. It offers a delicate, perfumed nose, along with notes of ripe red fruit, spices and sweet toasted oak with excellent length as well as balance and fine tannins."Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate92 Points"Full red. Crystal lized redcurrant and plum on the nose. Suave on entry, then rather closed in the middle palate, hinting only at licorice and menthol. But this powerfully str...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) "Offers fabulous aromas of blueberry and lilac. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and round, caressing tannins. This is deep and concentrated, yet wonderfully balanced. Superb. The best Conteisa after 2000. Best after 2010. 800 cases made."
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/05
  • Wine Spectator
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/05/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (1998 Vintage) "From the Barolo appellation, the 1998 Conteisa displays a distinctive bouquet of black cherry jam mixed with vitamins, smoke, iron, minerals, and spicy oak. In the mouth, earth, truffle, lead pencil, and espresso-infused cherry flavors make an appearance. Deep, rich, and full-bodied, with moderate tannin and power, this impressive offering requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should age well for two decades."