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6 Ratings
Gaja Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo

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Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) 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)

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 95(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-04
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/05
  • Wine Advocate
    (1993 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 112 on Aug-97
  • Wine Spectator
    (1993 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/96