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Gaja Langhe Conteisa

Wine Details

Vineyard

Gaja

Style

Red

Region

PiedmontItaly

Wine Description

"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...

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  • Antonio Galloni
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Piedmont Report in Issue 7, May 2006 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. Here the softer La Morra fruit seems a bit dominated by the oak.
  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 92(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 117, November/December 2004 ($166) 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 structured Barolo builds impressively toward the back end. The tannins are substantial but not dry.
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator