19 Ratings
Gaja Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

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Winemaker's Notes

Floral aromatics give way to bright spiced red fruits menthol and licorice as the 2005 Barbaresco opens in the glass. This is a firm classically built wine of notable elegance. The tannins are substantial yet beautifully woven into the wines mid-weight frame. This is another beautiful Barbaresco from Angelo Gaja but it will require patience as it is tightly wound today. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.. I was blown away by Angelo Gajas 2005 wines from Barbaresco. When all is said and done Gaja may have well produced not the wine but rather the wines of the vintage in a year that was excellent but read more...not profound. While Gajas 2005 dont have the explosive multi-dimensional personalities of his 2004s they are vibrant offerings that will thrill readers who love Piedmont wines. As always Gaja blends in a small percentage of Barbera in his single-vineyard wines but that is hardly noticeable in this vintage. I also noted less new oak than has generally been the case in the recent past. The wines showcase very (hide)

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    full body, lots of structure

    about 2 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/05
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/12/2013
  • Antonio Galloni
    (From 2004 Vintage) "The 2004 Sori San Lorenzo is a drop-dead gorgeous wine. It presents awesome balance, especially in the way it marries power with elegance. This is a remarkably refined and understated Sori San Lorenzo, with never-ending layers of dark raspberries, licorice, grilled herbs and tar that flow from its sumptuous frame. A dark, brooding beauty, it will require several additional years of bottle at a minimum, but those with the patience to wait will be amply rewarded. In most vintages I prefer the Sori...
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 10/07