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Gaja Barbaresco 2016

Gaja Barbaresco 2016

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Product info

Country
Italy
Vintage
2016
Region
Barbaresco
Location
GGG - 1-3 weeks delivery lead time
Bottle Size
Bottle (750ml)
Case Quantity
6
Type
Red Wine
Stock Status
10 cases

£147.50 (Per Bottle In Bond)

£885.00 (Case Price In Bond)

£1,078.07 (Duty Paid inc. VAT)

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Gaja was founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859, and is still family owned four generations on. They are famed for Barbaresco and Barolo, and more recently Tuscan wines. True to their origins, their Barbaresco is at the center of their portfolio. 2016 is among the best vintages popping up in this century and it has all the potential to be a must-have for Barbaresco lovers.

Tasting Notes and Scores

Reviewer Score Notes
Monica Larner 96 I tasted this wine over two sittings, one at the winery and one at my home office a few weeks later. Although I can't claim any extraordinary differences between the two sessions, I noticed a few minimal shifts that are essential to understanding the wine's future aging ability. The 2016 Barbaresco starts off slow at first, showing a small margin of aromatic evolution in the glass. But come back two hours later, and you can almost hear the soft sounds of the symphony playing just below the surface. The 2016 vintage is characterized by the solid intensity and firmness of its aromas, which transcend fruit and veer toward balsamic herb, licorice, tar and smoke instead. The tannins offer a moment of sweetness and softness, before you are aware of their undeniable firmness. In all, there is a certain glossiness or satiny quality to the mouthfeel that underlines the wine's carefully crafted integration. I would describe this as a classic and also a somewhat austere Barbaresco that fully deserves extra cellar time to stretch those tight muscles and grow in volume. This wine will award those who wait.

Maturity: 2022-2045 • Reviewed: June 2019 • Source: Wine Advocate