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Gaja Langhe Conteisa
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Gaja

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) Offers classic aromas of licorice, melted tar, black cherries, wet stones, and tobacco. It is a full-bodied, unctuously-textured wine of remarkable density and thickness. The tannin is high, but sweet.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2013
  • 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
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: (93-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 124 on Aug-99
  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/00
  • Antonio Galloni
    (1999 Vintage) 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.